June 24 -28, 2009, I was the guest of Zeiss MicroImaging at the Marine Biological Laboratory(MBL) located in Woods Hole Massachusetts. I spent four days there learning about Zeiss microscopes, Zeiss imaging equipment consigned for cutting exploration of the invisible and seeing first hand some of the science that is done there. The MBL, which opened in 1888 is world renown for its research and scientific discovery. In 2008, 3 research associates who conducted research at the MBL were awared Nobel Prizes. Zeiss MicroImaging has had a long standing relationship with the MBL and in 2000, RIT placed its first work study student at the MBL. This coop venue has sponsored more than 12 students since that time and the RIT Zeiss relationship has since grown into much more. Zeiss MicroImaging now employees a number of RIT alums as field product and applications specialists as well as in other capacities. We are all hopeful that this relationship will develop into other new and exciting opportunties for each of the organizations. The Zeiss Meditec group is also a large employer of the biomedical photographic communications program's alumni. On the following pages are a number of images I created during my visit to the MBL. I am truly grateful to Kenny Patterson and Kristen Orlowski for their friendship and for extending the invitation to me and to Rudi Rottenfusser for his hospitality and support of RIT students over the years. This four day immersion at the MBL provided me insights about microscopy and Zeiss that would not have been possible to learn in any other forum. It was terrific.
Professor Michael Peres