Dr. Doug Taatjes attained a B.S. in Biological Sciences, M.S. in Anatomy & Physiology, and a Ph.D in Cell Biology. He became most interested in microscopy while working in an electron microscopy laboratory as an undergraduate student. He has been at the University of Vermont for 27 years, and is currently a Professor in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Director of the Microscopy Imaging Center in the College of Medicine.
Marissa Masek graduated summa cum laude from Rochester Institute of Technology with degrees in Biology and Biomedical Photographic Communications. While there, she was able to learn different lab techniques conducting experiments as well as discover beauty in the microscopic world. Marissa interned at Northeastern University Optical Science Lab and at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Currently, she works at TissueVision near Boston, MA.
Dr. Lucia Speroni received her Ph.D degree in Buenos Aires, Argentina. There, she studied the role of the tissue context in tumor malignancy. Her research interest brought her to Tufts University School of Medicine in 2010. She developed a 3D culture model that enables, for the first time, the study of the link between mechanical forces and hormone action on breast morphogenesis in vitro.