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Glaser Prize in Imaging

The Department has re-established The Glaser Prize in Imaging.

This prize was established to honor Dr. Edmund Glaser when he retired from the Department of Physiology in 1997. Dr. Glaser and his colleague, Dr. Hendrick Van der Loos, made a seminal contribution in the 1960’s by creating the first computer-assisted neuron reconstruction system - Neurolucida. He went on to found a company, MBF Bioscience, to further develop and market software for neuroscience imaging in 1988 with his son Jack Glaser, the current company president.

The prize is awarded for the most visually attractive scientific image submitted by a student working in the current academic year in the laboratory of a faculty member with a primary or secondary appointment in the Department of Physiology. Images may be obtained with any instrument, may be of any cell or tissue type, and may be subjected to any form of post-acquisition modification.

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Curtis Gallagher, winner of the 2014 Glaser Prize in Imaging, poses with his image of a
cultured rat hippocampal neuron expressing Cyan Fluorescent Protein (CFP). Curtis is a PhD
student in the Molecular Medicine Program doing his thesis research with Dr. Matthew Trudeau.
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Former Department of Physiology professor, Dr. Ed Glaser, poses with the Physiology
graduate students who submitted images for the 2014 Glaser Prize.