Instrumentation Innovator

Email: jalast@wisc.edu

Home Town: Oshkosh, WI

Education/Training/Degree: PhD Material Science, BS Electrical Engineering

I have appointments at both LOCI and the Materials Science Center (MSC) in the College of Engineering.  My role at LOCI includes collaborations and oversight of the Bruker Opterra Swept Field and 3-Channel confocals.  I am also involved in the OpenSPIM project, with the goal of developing protocols to use this instrumentation to solve biological problems. At the MSC, I manage the BioAFM, the Andor Spinning Disk Confocal and the Hysitron Nanoindenter.