Women’s History Month
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Blaise Ndjamen, PhD

Core Director, Gladstone Institutes

Roma Patterson

Research Technologist, Gladstone Institutes

Anna Torrent, PhD

Research Technologist, Gladstone Institutes

Have you ever seen one of Gladstone’s cellfies and wondered where that image came from and how it was captured? Imaging cells and tissues for scientific analysis entails careful prep work and sophisticated microscopes. The Histology and Light Microscopy Core provides these resources and gives researchers unprecedented insight into a variety of biological samples, from individual cells to tissue slices to whole organs. Get an insider’s look at the core from two research technologists as they walk you through their work and show you the impressive images that come from their lab.

This virtual tour will include:

  • An introduction to the core’s work by core director Blaise Ndjamen
  • An overview of histology, the sample preparation and staining techniques that bring out the biological features researchers are interested in
  • An overview of the core’s microscopes, including a light-sheet microscope that can penetrate through thick tissues and confocal microscopes that can resolve minute structures within individual cells
  • Q&A with the scientists

Women’s History Month events have been organized by the Women’s Initiative at Gladstone. The Women’s Initiative aims to create an inclusive culture in which women are empowered to contribute, learn, and lead by identifying and addressing issues that affect women at Gladstone and foster a supportive network that connects them as they progress through their professional careers.


March 16, 2021
11:00am-12:00pm PDT

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Gladstone, we are committed to providing events and professional development activities that resonate with our community’s diverse members. Our goal is to develop creative programming that encompasses a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to inspire, educate, and engage with everyone within our walls.

We want to effect positive change through our events and activities by providing a platform for discussions on important topics related to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.