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Salk scientist wins 2013 Andor Insight Award

Jamie Kasuboski

Jamie Kasuboski

Jamie Kasuboski, a light microscopy specialist in the Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center Core facility, was the recipient of an Andor Insight Award in this year's scientific imaging competition, one of three winners selected out of 90 submissions.

Andor Technology, a world leader in scientific imaging, spectroscopy solutions and microscopy systems, launched the international contest four years ago to reward visually stunning and scientifically captivating images, spectra, graphics and movies. The winners are chosen by a panel of expert judges who focus on recognizing the cutting-edge work carried out by researchers using Andor equipment or Bitplane software in the fields of physical and life sciences imaging.

Kasuboski's winning entry was titled "Whole Mouse Brain 3D Reconstruction." It was the result of a collaborative project with fellow Salk scientist Marina Garrett from the Systems Neurobiology Laboratories of Edward Callaway to provide an innovative 3D modeling method for neuronal wiring to better probe and understand neuronal networks. It shows in extraordinary detail an Imaris 3D reconstruction of a mouse brain, including proteins and neuron structure. Later analysis counted which regions of the brain contained specific cell types, providing a vivid insight into the wiring of the brain.

"The visual impact and scientific value of this year's entries clearly highlights the cutting-edge work being carried out by researchers using our products," says Andrew Dennis, Andor's director of product management. "The judges' selection of winners provides an interesting insight into the significance and detail of the researcher's work across multiple scientific disciplines."