Heather Brown-Harding received her B.S. and Ph.D. in Microbiology & Immunology from the University of Rochester and the University of Florida, respectively. She is currently an Imaging Scientist at the Harvard Center for Biological Imaging. Most recently, Dr. Brown-Harding was the Assistant Director and Graduate Faculty in the Biology Department at Wake Forest University and currently maintains a position as a Research Professor. Her research focuses on imaging gene expression patterns of individual Chlamydia using expansion microscopy and structured illumination microscopy (SIM).
Scientific field: Cell biology, Microbiology
Microscopy background: Optical System Development
Posted by Heather Brown-Harding, on 7 July 2020Sample preparation is the first step for having high-quality images that will impress everyone, but it is often overlooked. Many times I have tried to help others improve their microscope images, only to find out that improvement was not possible due to the quality of the sample. No matter how expensive your microscope is, you