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From the Editor Timing is Everything


With this issue of Microscopy Today I once again follow in the footsteps of my longtime


friend and mentor, Charles Lyman. In 2005, as I was finishing my second stint as Program Chair for Microscopy & Microanalysis meetings, Charlie was the Editor-in-Chief of Micros- copy and Microanalysis (MAM), MSA’s peer-reviewed journal. At that time MAM was a rela- tively young journal, and Charlie was building it into the leading international journal that it currently is. As I finished my Program Chair duties, Charlie asked me to be Guest Editor for a special issue of the journal on “Imaging the Cardiovascular System.” As I finished my guest editorship, Charlie realized the word “no” was absent from my vocabulary and asked me to join the editorial staff of the journal as an Applications Editor for Biological Sciences. I graciously accepted the invitation. In 2008 Ron Anderson, the then-Editor-in-Chief of Microscopy Today (MTO), decided


to retire from this position, and MSA council appointed Charlie Editor-in-Chief starting in 2009. Tis leſt the role of MAM journal editor open. Te MSA Council appointed me as MAM journal Editor-in-Chief in January of 2009, and I subsequently held that position through 2016 when I stepped down to run for the position of MSA President-Elect. Now, as I finish my presidential duties, and Charlie retires as the chief editor of MTO, I once again follow Char- lie’s lead and take on the task of building on the outstanding job he did as the Editor-in-Chief of Microscopy Today. I am fortunate in two key elements as I assume my duties as the Editor-in-Chief of


Microscopy Today. First, as he did when I followed him as the Editor-in-Chief of Microscopy and Microanalysis, Charlie leaves me with a very successful and internationally recognized publication at the top of its field. My primary task over the next few issues is to continue to build on this success—and not mess things up. Tis leads me to the second thing that I am very fortunate in having: a dedicated editorial team and staff, many of whom I have had the pleasure of working with over the last decade. With the help and guidance of those named in the column to the right of this editorial, I am sure Microscopy Today will continue to grow and become even more successful. As readers of this magazine, I hope all of you will feel free to provide guidance. Please let me know how I can enhance the content in these pages to best serve the microscopy community.


Robert L. Price Editor-in-Chief


Publication Objective: to provide information of interest to microscopists.


Microscopy Today is a controlled-circulation trade magazine owned by the Microscopy Society of America that is published six times a year in the odd months. Editorial coverage spans all microscopy techniques including light microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, electron microscopy, ion-beam techniques, and the wide range of microanalytical methods. Readers and authors come from both the life sciences and the physical sciences. The typical length of an article is about 2,000 words plus figures and tables; feature articles are longer. Interested authors should consult “Instructions for Contributors” on the Microscopy Today website: www.microscopy-today.com.


ISSN 1551-9295


Disclaimer The Microscopy Society of America and the editors cannot be held responsible for opinions, errors, or for any consequences arising from the use of information contained in Microscopy Today. The appearance of advertising in Microscopy Today does not constitute an endorsement or approval by the Microscopy Society of America of any claims or information found in the advertisements. By submitting a manuscript to Microscopy Today, the author warrants that the article is original or that the author has written permission to use copyrighted material published elsewhere. While the contents of this magazine are believed to be accurate at press time, neither the Microscopy Society of America, the editors, nor the authors can accept legal responsibility for errors or omissions.


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Editorial Staff Robert L. Price, Editor-in-Chief


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glevey@meridianartpro.com (212) 780-0315 Beverly Maleeff, Administrative Editor bev@alumni.psu.edu Charles E. Lyman, Senior Editor charles.lyman@lehigh.edu Phil Oshel, Senior Editor oshel1pe@cmich.edu Stephen Carmichael, Columnist carmichael.stephen@mayo.edu John Shields, Columnist johnshields59@gmail.com Eric Clark, Pioneers Editor eclark@magnet.fsu.edu Richard Edelmann, Education Editor edelmare@miamioh.edu Deb Kelly, Microscopy 101 Editor debkelly@psu.edu Paul Webster, Calendar Editor p.webster@oak-crest.org Nikolaus Cordes, Digital Content Editor nikolaus.cordes@inl.gov Thomas Kelly, Chief Innovation Judge Tomas.kelly@ametek.com Robert Simmons, Chief Micrograph Judge robert.simmons@briarwillow.com


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Editorial Board Nasim Alem, Penn State University Arlan Benscoter, Lehigh University John Bozzola, Southern Illinois University Peter Crozier, Arizona State University Vinayak Dravid, Northwestern University David Grubb, Cornell University Bryan Huey, University of Connecticut Heather Lowers, U.S. Geological Survey John Mackenzie, North Carolina State Univ. Paul Maddox, U. of North Carolina–Chapel Hill Ania Majewska, U. Rochester Med School Joseph Michael, Sandia National Labs Caroline Miller, Indiana University Brian M. Patterson, Los Alamos National Lab John Reffner, John Jay College, SUNY Ian Robertson, University of Wisconsin Phillip Russell, Appalachian State University Bradley Thiel, SUNY Polytechnic Institute Simon Watkins, University of Pittsburgh Cynthia Zeissler, Nat. Inst. of Stds. and Tech. (NIST)


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