Readers of this blog may have noticed that there has been a decline in the number of posts in the last year or two. Between home (a toddler) and work (an R01 grant) my life has gotten busier and I’ve had less time to make posts on this blog. I’ve decided that I should reverse that trend. A number of people have told me that they’ve found one post or another useful, and so despite the small number of pageviews (about 100 a day), it seems like this site is providing a useful service. It also seems like a good way to promote myself and make people aware of what I do in a field (core director) that doesn’t lead to a lot of publications.
Finally, I enjoy posting here and sharing some of the details of projects we’re working on. My goal is to produce a least one substantive post a month, in addition to the paper roundup and occasional brief notification of something interesting. Two major projects in the NIC right now are development of a simple light sheet microscope, and commissioning of a CSU-W1 spinning disk confocal integrated with our high-speed widefield microscope. Both of these have a number of interesting technical challenges that may be of interest to the larger microscopy community, and I look forward to sharing them with you.
Feel free to hold me to the one interesting post a month, and complain if you don’t see it. 🙂