Director of Center for Cellular Imaging named


James Fitzpatrick, PhD, joined the School of Medicine on June 1 as the inaugural scientific director of the Washington University Center for Cellular Imaging (WUCCI).

An associate professor of neurobiology and cell biology, Fitzpatrick most recently was senior director of advanced biophotonics and strategic technology initiatives at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. He completed his doctoral work in chemical physics and laser spectroscopy at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom and completed further training at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.

While at Carnegie Mellon, he served as a member of the National Technology Center for Networks and Pathways. Fitzpatrick’s primary research interests lie in the integration and application of multiscale optical and charged-particle imaging technologies, specifically biological applications of ion microscopy, development of correlative light and electron microscopy approaches, and new computational tools to visualize and manipulate large-scale multidimensional data sets.