Visit from the Nikon Factory

We were happy to host Dr. Chieko Nakada and Ms. Chika Sakamoto from the Technology Solutions Sector of Nikon’s Yokohama Plant, and Dr. Jeff Bylund, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Applications Manager at Nikon Instruments. Dr Nakada was eager to see our Center and to hear how our users are utilizing their instruments, the challenges that they face, and what they might like to see in future imaging systems.

 Left to Right: Eric Griffis, Ms. Chika Sakamoto, Dr. Chieko Nakada, and Dr. Jeff Bylund (Photo by Patrick Keenan).

Left to Right: Eric Griffis, Ms. Chika Sakamoto, Dr. Chieko Nakada, and Dr. Jeff Bylund (Photo by Patrick Keenan).

NIC Opening

On September 13th, the NIC had our official opening with talks from members of the UC San Diego administration and Nikon executives, a ribbon cutting, a reception and tours of the facility.

 Left to Right: Andy Davis (Senior Manager, System Product Sales, Nikon Instruments Inc.), James Hamlin (Vice President, Sales, Nikon Instruments Inc.), Professor Bill McGinnis (Outgoing Dean, Division of Biological Sciences), Professor David Brenner (Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences), Professor Samara Reck-Peterson (HHMI, NIC Faculty Director), Dr. Eric Griffis (NIC Director), Professor Kit Pogliano (Incoming Dean, Division of Biological Sciences), and Dr. Stephen Ross (General Manager, Products and Marketing, Nikon Instruments Inc.).

Left to Right: Andy Davis (Senior Manager, System Product Sales, Nikon Instruments Inc.), James Hamlin (Vice President, Sales, Nikon Instruments Inc.), Professor Bill McGinnis (Outgoing Dean, Division of Biological Sciences), Professor David Brenner (Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences), Professor Samara Reck-Peterson (HHMI, NIC Faculty Director), Dr. Eric Griffis (NIC Director), Professor Kit Pogliano (Incoming Dean, Division of Biological Sciences), and Dr. Stephen Ross (General Manager, Products and Marketing, Nikon Instruments Inc.).

 Left to Right - Professor Joan Heller Brown (Chair of Pharmacology), Dr. Eric Griffis (NIC Director), Professor Samara Reck-Peterson (HHMI, NIC Faculty Director), Professor Cornelis Murre (Steering Committee Member), Professor Arshad Desai (Steering Commitee Member), and Jin Zhang (Steering Committee Member).

Left to Right - Professor Joan Heller Brown (Chair of Pharmacology), Dr. Eric Griffis (NIC Director), Professor Samara Reck-Peterson (HHMI, NIC Faculty Director), Professor Cornelis Murre (Steering Committee Member), Professor Arshad Desai (Steering Commitee Member), and Jin Zhang (Steering Committee Member).