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Shalin Mehta
Shalin Mehta, Platform Leader.
Mehta received his Ph.D. at the National University of Singapore, where he worked on optics and biological microscopy. His thesis research led to better mathematical models and novel approaches for imaging cellular morphology. As a postdoctoral fellow and staff scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mehta developed novel imaging and computational methods for detecting molecular order across a range of scales in living systems. He built an instantaneous fluorescence polarization microscope that revealed the dynamics of molecular assemblies by tracking the orientation and position of single molecules in live cells. At CZ Biohub, Mehta and his team seek to measure physical properties of biological systems with increasing precision, resolution, and throughput. His recent work has been covered by MBL news, University of Chicago news, Gizmodo, BioTechniques, Optics & Photonics News, and Human Frontier Science Program.
email: shalin <dot> mehta <at> czbiohub <dot> org
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Elliot Mount, R&D Engineer.
Elliot Mount obtained a Bachelors of Science in Engineering Physics at The Ohio State University before moving to Seattle to work at the Allen Institute for Brain Science. At Allen Institute, Mount worked as a Systems Design Engineer developing multi photon microscopes and other imaging platforms for projects associated with the brain atlas pipelines. At Gladstone Institutes, Mount worked to further the imaging and automation capabilities of a diverse collection of microscopes ih the Finkbeiner Lab. As a member of the Advanced Optical Microscopy Platform at the CZ Biohub, Elliot will develop novel microscopy methods for data-driven discovery of biological mechanisms.
email: elliot <dot> mount <at> czbiohub <dot> org


Syuan-Ming Guo, R&D Engineer.
Syuan-Ming Guo obtained his Ph.D. at MIT, where he focused on the development of novel image processing and analysis algorithms for extracting dynamics of biological molecules from fluorescence microscopy data. His work led to a framework for unbiased evaluation of competing hypotheses for the physical process responsible for observed fluorescence fluctuations (http://fcs-bayes.org/about/).  As a postdoctoral fellow at MIT, he developed a fast DNA-based multiplexed cell imaging assay to reveal sub-types of neuronal synapses (https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2017/03/01/111625). As a member of Advanced Optical Microscopy Platform at CZ Biohub, Syuan-Ming will develop computational imaging approaches for retrieval of physical properties of organelles and cells, as well as for analysis of virus lifecycle in host cells. 
email: syuan-ming <dot> guo <at> czbiohub <dot> org
 




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