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Stoodley named director of the Campus Microscopy and Imaging Facility

Posted: August 1, 2017

Dr. Paul Stoodley, professor of microbial infection and immunity in the College of Medicine, has been appointed director of Ohio State’s Campus Microscopy and Imaging Facility (CMIF), effective July 17, 2017. The CMIF, a university-wide core facility, provides confocal, light and electron microscopy services, as well as live cell and multiphoton imaging capabilities for a broad range of biological samples. The center also offers microscopy advice, education and instrument training, and provides the research community with publication-quality, high-resolution images for use in manuscripts and grant applications.

In this role, Stoodley will work with key partners across the university to coordinate investments for and efficient utilization of specialized equipment, aid in the development of specialized research themes, and enhance Ohio State’s research competitiveness and expansion of extramural funding in the area of advanced microscopy and imaging for biological applications. He will also oversee and manage the overall operations of the CMIF, providing vision and leadership to CMIF staff in establishing goals, objectives and priorities and developing short-term and long-range plans.

Stoodley brings a wealth of expertise to the position, with over 25 years of experience in biofilm research. He served as professor of microbial tribology with the National Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton University in the UK. While there, he conducted industrially funded collaborations with Southampton General Hospital and the National Oceanographic Centre on developing medical imaging techniques to detect bacterial biofilms in central venous catheters, orthopaedic and dental implants, as well as the early detection of marine biofouling on ship hulls. He also served as associate professor of microbiology and immunology with Drexel University, and vice-director of imaging at the Center for Genomic Sciences at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He joined Ohio State in 2013.

Stoodley received his undergraduate degree in environmental sciences from Lancaster University and his PhD in biological sciences from Exeter University.

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