About Me

I’ve been working on microscopy since I started graduate school in 1996. I currently direct the Nikon Imaging Center (NIC) at UCSF / QB3 (NIC), where I’m involved in maintaining microscopes, helping scientists use imaging in their research, and building and updating our microscopes to keep us close to the cutting edge.  You can learn more about the NIC@UCSF at our main web page: nic.ucsf.edu.

3 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I was wondering if I could discuss with you off line in more detail about the Nikkon AZ100 low mag objectives you wrote about in your blog. Please email me directly at your earliest convenience

  2. Hi Dr. Thorn,
    I was fascinated by your iBiology Lecture titled “ABBE DIFFRACTION DEMONSTRATION”. Your demo really illuminates the image formation and the concept of back focal plane. I am wondering whether you could share the elements (just list of the elements used ) used for the demo so that I could also setup a toy system that would be used in my course for hands-on as well as a good internship project to build your own microscope. Thanks for your time.

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