Contact Us
To request usage of the microscope please follow the Request Usage tab above to our Center's policies and the online form. Once we have recieved the form we will contact you to begin the process of training. General inquiries can be sent to bidc@ucsf.edu.
Kyle Marchuk, PhD
Microscopy Specialist
Phone: (415) 476-4550
Fax: (415) 502-2932
email: kyle.marchuk@ucsf.edu



Kyle is a displaced chemist who feels at home among optical breadboards and lasers. He spends a lot of time working with the Lattice Light Sheet Microscope, but will occasionally come up for air and analysis projects, or odd jobs like building a multi-photon microscope. 
 
In his spare time you'll find him with his dog, a beer, or his skis. Hopefully a combination of all three.
Adam Fries
Microscopy Specialist
Phone: (415) 476-4550
Fax: (415) 502-2932
email: adam.fries@ucsf.edu



Adam is our resident astronomer and space nerd, lending insight and skills in optics and data analysis. When not writing unique analysis scripts in Matlab or Python or R or...you get the idea, he's teaching image analysis techniques across all skill levels. Find him at a workstation near you! 
 
In his spare time he's humbly building a home telescope from scratch.
Jordan Briscoe
Microscopy Specialist
Phone: (415) 476-4550
Fax: (415) 502-2932
email: jordan.briscoe@ucsf.edu



Jordan is a formally trained microscopist who came to the BIDC to chew bubble gum and crush imaging projects... and she's all out of bubble gum. She is our resident expert on multi-photon imaging of live animals, organs, and tissues - oh my! 
 
In her spare time she takes more traditional, but no less stunning, pictures using her hand held cameras. Example A: Our profile pictures.
Taylor Shagam
Research Associate
Phone: (415) 476-4550
Fax: (415) 502-2932
Email: taylor.shagam@ucsf.edu



If you want to talk to someone who has stared down a laser and won, talk to Taylor. Coming from a background of eye imaging, she's competent in all manners of microscopes and their softwares. You'll most likely find her around our facility training scientists new to the world of microscopy.  
 
In her spare time she's hanging out with Jake the Dog and Josh the Human.
John Eichorst
Phone: (415) 476-4550
Fax: (415) 502-2932
Email: john.eichorst@ucsf.edu



What can't John do? That's definitely the shorter list. John's background is in microscope building and data analysis. Brought on board to meet the community's demands in image analysis collaboration, he's already analyzing sub-cellular features in 4D, but will be venturing into more dimensions soon. 
 
In his spare time he keeps that curiosity alive by exploring all things new and different in the City.
Austin Edwards

Phone: (415) 476-4550
Fax: (415) 502-2932
Email: austin.edwards@ucsf.edu



Austin is a machine learning learning machine. At Janelia and UVA he was raised in the world of flies, but decided life is a highway and took it to the West Coast. Not having too many flies in the lab (we keep our fridge clean), we're giving him cells. A lot of cells. So many cells. Austin will be using his skills in computer vision to find the hidden meaning in cell-cell interactions and all things biology. Do you smell collaboration? (Honestly, it's not the fridge) 
 
In his spare time he enjoys watching movies and hiking with his dogs.
Matthew Krummel, PhD
Faculty Director
Phone: (415) 514-3130
Fax: (415) 514-3165
email: matthew.krummel@ucsf.edu

Max is the muscle we use when the proverbial boulder needs a push. When he's not running is own lab, the Immunoprofiler Initiative, or his other company, he pops his head into the BIDC to make sure we haven't left the oven on when we enter the lab.  

In his spare time... who are we kidding?