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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.

Patrick Desmond
Patrick Desmond, winner of the 2013 Glaser Prize in Imaging, poses with his image
showing inflammation of control and dystrophic muscles after exercise. Patrick is a PhD
student  in the Biochemistry Program doing his thesis research with Dr. Robert Bloch.
Drs. Glaser and Thompson with students
Former Department of Physiology professor, Dr. Ed Glaser, poses with the Physiology
graduate students who submitted images for the Glaser Prize and
Department Chair, Scott Thompson.