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Takeo Ogama
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Takeo Ogama

Senior Product and Strategy Planner and Product Manager

Takeo Ogama is a senior product and strategy planner and a product manager for microscope cameras at Olympus Corporation of the Americas. He has eight years of experience working in the research and development department for various products, including cameras, and eight years of product planning, marketing, and management experience. He holds a master’s degree in neutrino physics from Osaka University in Japan.

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Alket Mertiri

Associate Product Manager

Alket Mertiri, Ph.D. is an associate product manager at Olympus. He is dedicated to advancing scientists’ research by finding solutions from basic microscopy to advanced technology like total internal reflection microscopy. Alket has 12 years of experience working with optics and photonics. He received his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Boston University where he worked on developing novel microscopy techniques.

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Lauren Alvarenga

Product Manager

Lauren Alvarenga is a product manager for research imaging in the Scientific Solutions Group at Olympus Corporation of the Americas. She is currently responsible for imaging software and inverted and super-resolution microscopes. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Photographic Communications from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Ralf Schaefer

Senior Marketing Project Manager

Ralf Schaefer is the Senior Marketing Project Manager in the Marketing Communications department at Olympus Scientific Solutions in Europe. After graduating from Hamburg University with a Diploma Degree in chemistry, he has been working in Marketing Communications in various technical environments for several agencies and other companies before joining Olympus in September 2012. As Manager in Marketing Communications, he has been driving and shaping the public visibility of the microscopy and industrial businesses in various projects and roles.

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Kerry Israel

Manager, Marketing Communications

Kerry Israel is the Manager of Marketing and Communications for Life Science in the Scientific Solutions Group at the Olympus Corporation of the Americas. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University, and over 15 years of experience in all aspects of marketing, from advertising and social media strategy to grassroots outreach.

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Alec De Grand

Product Manager

Alec De Grand is a Product Manager for virtual slide scanning and upright microscopes for Life Science in the Scientific Solutions Group at the Olympus Corporation of the Americas. He has been with Olympus for over 10 years, during which he has managed clinical products, marketing initiatives, imaging courses, and trade shows.

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Carlo Alonzo

Product Manager

Carlo Alonzo, Ph.D., is product manager for multiphoton microscopy and custom solutions in the Scientific Solutions Group at Olympus. He helps scientists identify and understand technologies that support their research goals. His interest in biomedical optics drew him to the academic community in Boston, where he spent several years immersed in research using multiphoton microscopy. He holds a doctorate in physics from the University of the Philippines and pursued postdoctoral training at the Technical University of Denmark and Massachusetts General Hospital of Harvard Medical School.

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Joanna Hawryluk

Associate Product Manager

Dr. Joanna Hawryluk is an Associate Product Manager for Research Imaging at Olympus Corporation of the Americas located in Waltham, Massachusetts. She received her doctorate degree from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut within the department of Physiology and Neurobiology. Her studies focused on investigating the mechanisms of modulation by voltage-gated KCNQ channels and HCN channels on brainstem chemoreceptive neurons and their control of expiratory drive. She has been with Olympus since 2017 and is currently responsible for the BXWI and OpenStand line of electrophysiology microscopes and the Alpha3 light sheet microscope.

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Laz Amador

Senior Manager

Laz Amador is a Senior Manager with the national applications team of OCA. Laz has 36 years of experience in microscope sales and has been with Olympus since 1988. Prior to joining the applications team, Laz was Executive Director of Technical Marketing for Olympus Latin America. Laz lives in Weston, Florida with his wife Jan.

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Rebecca Chandler

Staff Writer

Rebecca is a Staff Writer at Olympus Scientific Solutions. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Endicott College and writes about trends and technologies in science and industry. She works closely with Olympus engineers and scientists to write pieces about the latest laser scanning, super resolution, multiphoton, upright, stereo, and inverted microscope systems, as well as leading-edge optics, cameras, and software. Follow her work to learn about Olympus' latest for numerous applications, including cytology, pathology, education, and more.

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Dr. James Lopez

Manager Life Science Applications Group

James Lopez received his Ph.D. in biomedical sciences from the University of Chicago in 2010. With nearly a decade of experience in calcium imaging, FRET, live cell imaging, and intravital imaging, James joined Olympus as a confocal and multiphoton sales representative. He later transitioned to the Olympus Life Science Applications Group supporting confocal and multiphoton systems. Now he manages the Life Science Applications Group in the US, Canada, and Latin America markets.

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Matthew Weitzman

Application Specialist

Matthew Weitzman, Ph.D. is an applications specialist for confocal and multiphoton imaging systems at Olympus.  He has a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Delaware and numerous years of advanced imaging experience.

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Janeen Manning

Product Manager

Janeen Manning is a Product Manager for clinical and educational microscopes in the Scientific Solutions Group at Olympus Corporation of the Americas. She has a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry, microbiology, and molecular biology from the University of Maine and a Master of Liberal Arts in biotechnology from Harvard University. She has been with Olympus since 2017; prior to Olympus she worked for a medical device company specializing in infectious diseases.

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Christopher D. Higgins

Business Development Manager

Christopher Higgins is the Business Development Manager for Life Sciences at Olympus. A 24 year veteran of the microscopy field, he has spent much of his career in product management and applications for a wide variety of biological light microscopes used in both research and clinical applications. In his current position, Chris works directly with researchers and pathologists on the development of new technologies and applications. Images captured with today’s virtual microscope systems tell the stories of not only individual cells but entire tissues, and are vital for research, education and more. Chris believes the next great frontier is preparing whole slide imaging and artificial intelligence analysis to enter its next era as it moves toward acceptance for wider application in the clinical realm. A member of the Digital Pathology Association, Chris holds a BS from the University of Miami. He is an avid outdoorsman and accomplished nature photographer, and lives in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, USA.

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Cheng-Hao Chien

Associate Product Manager in Life Science / Scientific Solutions Group of Olympus America Inc.

Dr. Cheng-Hao Chien is an Associate Product Manager in Life Science / Scientific Solutions Group of Olympus America Inc. located in Waltham, MA. He received his Ph.D. in Biophotonics from National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan, and pursued postdoctoral training at Department of Neuroscience, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston. With a decade of experience in advanced microscopy and life science research, he joined Olympus in 2020 and is currently responsible for multiphoton microscopy and customized solutions.

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Brendan Brinkman

Life Science New Business Strategy, Olympus Corporation

Brendan spent years working in the stem cell field, including primary mouse neurosphere derivation. He joined Olympus after several years as a core imaging facility manager and assisted in building novel systems. In 2017, he returned from 2.5 years with Olympus Tokyo, where he helped develop next-generation solutions.

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Kathy Lindsley

Application Specialist, Life Science Applications

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Manoel Veiga

Application Specialist, Life Science Research

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Heiko Gäthje

Senior Trainer, Training Academy

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Rebecca Bonfig

Product Manager, Confocal Microscopy

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Bülent Peker

Senior Product Marketing Manager

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Flavio Giacobone

Product Marketing Manager

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Shohei Imamura

Strategic Project Manager

Shohei Imamura is a strategic project manager in the Scientific Solutions Group at Olympus Corporation of the Americas. He has four years of experience working in scientific microscopy sales and 7 years of experience in product planning, especially software, strategic project management, and project execution. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Meiji University in Japan.

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Daniel Bemmerl

Area Manager, High-End Microscopy Systems

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Paul Monnier

Life Science Application Scientist

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Dr. Gulpreet Kaur

Research Imaging Applications Specialist, Scientific Solutions Group, Olympus Corporation of the Americas

Dr. Kaur completed her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied organelle biology using live cell spinning disc confocal microscopy.

Dr. Kaur has over six years of experience in microscopy, and has worked on various technologies including confocal, spinning disk, super-resolution, and light-sheet imaging. Dr. Kaur served as a trainer for a microscopy and image analysis core facility at University of Wisconsin-Madison and consulted with scientists on experiment design and optimization of imaging conditions.

Dr. Kaur serves as a national representative for the Olympus Scientific Solutions team specializing in the Alpha3 light-sheet system and helps scientists apply cutting-edge imaging technologies in their research projects.

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Dr. Nicolas Bourg

Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder of Abbelight

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Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder of Abbelight
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Life Science Application Scientist
In this webinar, Paul will show how to overcome one of the biggest challenges in gene editing: delivery of the genetic material into the nucleus. This becomes possible when using a FluidFM nanosyringe that gently pierces the nuclear envelope to deliver reagents directly into the nucleus. ...[Read more]

3D Assays: Intelligent Software, Insightful Analyses

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Strategic Project Manager
Area Manager, High-End Microscopy Systems
In this webinar, we will focus on obtaining the best statistical data for spheroids and microplate-based assays. This data helps in quantifying the response of a 3D model to a compound and makes it easier to compare the effect of different treatments, such as varying concentrations. ...[Read more]

Modern Slide Scanning: Single-cell Phenotyping on Fixed Samples

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Product Marketing Manager
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