Team

The Flamingo project was founded by Jan Huisken, Director of the Medical Engineering department and co-workers at the Morgridge Institute for Research in Madison, WI. Based on experience and passion for developing light sheet technology, the idea of a portable and sharable microscope was fostered as the team’s contribution towards a stronger scientific community.

Current Members

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Jan Huisken

Founder & Project Manager

Jan is Director of Medical Engineering at the Morgridge Institute for Research and co-inventor of light sheet microscopy. His lab studies developmental processes in living organisms by noninvasive biomedical imaging. He is Founder & Project Manager of the Flamingo project.


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Michael Weber

Field Application Scientist

Michael is CZI Imaging Specialist and works remotely for Jan Huisken’s lab at the Morgridge Institute for Research. He has a long history using, teaching and developing light microscopy. Michael is Field Application Specialist for the Flamingo project.


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Joe Li

Software Engineer

Joe works as a software engineer in Jan Huisken’s lab at the Morgridge Institute for Research. He designs and builds custom electronics and powerful software for the Flamingo.


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Kurt Weiss

Application Scientist

Kurt is an assistant scientist in Jan Huisken’s lab at the Morgridge Institute for Research. He coordinates and supports local imaging projects with Flamingo microscopes.


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Alyssa Graves

Research Assistant

Alyssa is a research assistant in Jan Huisken’s lab at the Morgridge Institute for Research. She supports local imaging projects and tests new Flamingo microscopes.

Alumni

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Todd Bakken

Prototyping Engineer

Todd was an advanced prototyping engineer in Jan Huisken’s lab at the Morgridge Institute for Research. He developed custom parts that make the Flamingo compact and modular.


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Rory Power

Optics Developer

Rory worked in Jan Huisken’s lab at the Morgridge Institute for Research, developing the next generation of optical imaging technology. For involv3d, he developed modular and compact optics for the Flamingo.

Additional Contributors

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Henry He

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George Petry

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Robert Swader

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Madelyn Neufeld

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Jacki Whisenant