The UNC-Olympus Imaging Research Center

James Bear PhD, and Klaus Hahn, PhD, Directors

The UNC-Olympus Research Imaging Center is a unique academic-commercial partnership that brings together state-of-the-art biology, chemistry and engineering from UNC-Chapel Hill together with world-class microscopes and imaging from Olympus. Together, these partners are unraveling biological problems that are critical for improving human health and deepen our understanding of the natural world.

In the UNC-Olympus Research Imaging Center, a group of principal investigators drawn from diverse departments across the university collaborate on joint projects that cross the traditional boundaries of discipline and method. These cross-disciplinary approaches are facilitated by access to leading-edge microscopes, and direct collaboration with Olympus personnel on imaging experiments using prototype microscope designs and established commercial instruments. The Center provides a crucial real world testing ground for new Olympus products, and ultimately the creation of the next generation of microscopes.

The Olympus Center is an imaging research ‘incubator’ where investigators develop collaborative, cross-disciplinary projects that would not be possible without the expertise of multiple labs and the imaging resources of the Center. In addition to collaborative science, the Center also serves as a vehicle for educational activities such as workshops in specific imaging techniques.

UNC-Olympus Research Imaging Center Principal Investigators

Nancy Allbritton, Distinguished Professor Chemistry, and Chair of Biomedical Engineering
Vicki Bautch, Professor/Director for Developmental Biology, Biology
Jim Bear, Associate Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology
Richard Cheney, Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology
Tim Elston, Professor, Pharmacology
Shawn Gomez, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Stephanie Gupton, Assistant Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology
Klaus Hahn, Distinguished Professor, Pharmacology
Shawn Hingtgen, Assistant Professor, Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Ken Jacobson, Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology
Gary Johnson, Professor and Chair, Pharmacology
John Rawls, Associate Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology
Jon Serody, Distinguished Professor, Medicine
Steven Soper, Professor, Biomedical Engineering/Chemistry
Rich Superfine, Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Anne Taylor, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

See images by some of the Principal Investigators involved in the research at the UNC-Olympus Research Imaging Center:

Last modified: May 08, 2013