Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

NIST Presents the Bio-Imaging Technologies Showcase

A technology transfer and federal marketplace event.


The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

National Institutes of Health (NIH) 

Click on the Adobe Icon to open the presentation.

7:15 am – 8:15 am Registration, Networking

8:15 am – 8:30 am Welcoming Remarks

  • John Wasilisin Acting President and Executive Director,
    Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)
  • Belinda L. Collins, Ph.D. Director, Technology Services, NIST
  • Mark L. Rohrbaugh, Ph.D., J.D., Director, Office of Technology Transfer, NIH

8:30 am – 9:15 am Keynote Speakers

  • Gary Griffiths, Ph.D., Director, Imaging Probe Development Center,
    National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • Jason Boehm, Ph.D., Acting Director of Program Office, NIST

9:15 am -10:15 am Technical Presentations - Abstracts from Session 1  

  • Background Suppression in Broadband Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS)
    Microscopy Processing for Cellular Metrology, Marcus Cicerone. (NIST)
  • Optimizing Multi-photon Fluorescence Microscopy Light Collection by Total Emission Detection (TED),
    Christian A. Combs. ( NHLBI)
  • Optical Microscopy and Image Analysis at the National Cancer Institute - Frederick with
    Emphasis on Validation, Stephen J. Lockett. (SAIC/NCI – Frederick)
  • The Advanced Technology Partnerships Initiative: Access to World-Class BioImaging Resources
    through Collaboration, Bruce Crise. (SAIC/NCI – Frederick)
  • Bioimaging Applications of Modern Nanoparticle Constructions, Joseph J. Barchi, Jr., Ph.D. (NCI-Frederick)
  • Nanoparticles in Lymphatic Imaging, Peter L. Choyke, M.D. (NCI)
  • Quantitative Molecular Sensors and Imaging Techniques for Diagnostic Detection of
    Infectious Diseases, Jeeseong Hwang. (NIST)
  • Method of Preparing Macromolecular Contrast Agents and Uses Thereof, Martin W. Brechbiel. (NCI)
10:15 am – 10:35 am Networking, Poster Sessions, Exhibits

Additional Posters Not Presented  

10:35 am – 11:00 am Company Success Stories

  • NIST, Reactive Nanotechnologies
  • NIH, Integrated BioTherapeutics

11:00 am – 11:10 am TEDCO Funding Briefing

11:10 am – 12:10 pm Technical Presentations - Abstracts from Session 2

  • 3D imaging of HIV transmission and entry, Sriram Subramaniam. (NCI)
  • Site-Specific Chemical Mapping of Individual Cells in Two- and Three Dimensions with
    Imaging Mass Spectrometry, Christopher Szakal. (NIST)
  • Live Cell Microscopy to Follow the Temporal Regulation of Gene Expression, Michael Halter. (NIST)
  • Processing for Cellular Metrology, Alden Dima (NIST)
  • Phantom Development to Support Quantitative MRI, Robert Usselman. (NIST)
  • Color Contrast Agents for MRI Utilizing Magnetic Microstructures, Gary Zabow. (NIST/NINDS)

  • Multicolored Fluorescent Cell Lines for High-Throughput Drug Discovery, Enrique Zudaire. (NCI) Note: Presentation removed at the request of the presenter.
12:10 am – 1:10 pm Lunch, Networking, Poster Sessions, Exhibits

Additional posters not Presented.  

1:10 pm – 1:20 pm Special Session: Why Partner/Collaborate with Fed?
  • Mojdeh Bahar, Coordinator, Mid Atlantic Region, Federal Lab Consortium and Chief,
    Cancer Branch, Office of Technology Transfer, NIH

1:20 pm – 1:40 pm Resources Available to the Public Sector 

  • Jason Cristofaro, Intellectual Property Advisor, Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, NCI
  • Dan Neumann, Neutron Facility, NIST
  • Vincent Luciani, Nanofabrication User Facility, NIST

1:40 pm – 2:40 pm Technical Presentations - Abstracts from Session 3 

  • Standards for Quantitative CT and PET Imaging, Lisa Karam. (NIST)
  • Assessing the Performance of Software in Measuring Tumor Change, Charles Fenimore. (NIST)
  • Passive Terahertz Heterodyne Imager for Biomedical Applications, Eyal Gerecht. (NIST)
  • X-ray Microcomputed Tomography to Measure Cell Adhesion and Proliferation in
    Polymer Scaffolds, Carl Simon. (NIST)
  • Instrumentation for Fast Functional in Vivo Imaging of Small Animals Employing
    Free Radical Spin Probes, Sankaran Subramanian. (NCI)
  • Development of RF Preamplifiers and RF Coils for High Field MRI, Afonso C. Silva. (NINDS)
  • Susceptibility-Matched Multiwell Plates for High-Throughput Screening by Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    and Spectroscopy, Kenneth W. Fishbein. (NIA)
  • Metrology Tools for Quantitative Medical Optical Imaging, Maritoni Litorja. (NIST)
2:40 pm – 4:00 pm Networking, Poster Sessions, Exhibits

Additional posters not Presented.  

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Tours of NIST Imaging Labs
Created October 27, 2010, Updated May 13, 2016