The Arizona Imaging and Microanalysis Society hosts an annual conference every spring. This annual meeting provides a forum for members to discuss research and exchange ideas, as well as an opportunity for learning about new techniques and concepts.

The AIMS 2019 Annual Conference will be held at the University of Arizona on March 14, 2019. Check back in November for updates.

2018 AIMS Annual Conference

March 30, 2018
Dubois Center Ballroom
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

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AIMS_Newsletter Spring 2018 (PDF)
AIMS 2018 Conference Program (PDF – low resolution)


AIMS 2018 Program


|10:30 – 11:30 a.m.|

Opening remarks

Aubrey Funke – AIMS President
|11:30 – 11:45 a.m.|

Geometric Effects on Light Driven Photocatalytic Micro-motors

Dylan Nicholls, Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Dr. John Gibbs’ Research Laboratory, Department of Physics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
|9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.|

Buffet Lunch -Dubois Center Ballroom

|12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.|

Chewing the Fat: The role of microscopy in uncovering the role of lysosomes in the atherosclerotic cellular lipid accumulation

Jay Jerome, Co-director of the Cell Imaging Shared Resource, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, MSA Sponsored Speaker and past MSA President
|2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.|

Vendor Exhibits/Poster Session/Vendor Posters

|3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.|

Slime Molds and Cotton: Using EM Cyro-Preservation Techniques to Study the Deposition of the Cellulose Extracellular Matrix in Relation to Structure, Function and Development

Mark Grimson, Senior Scientist, W.L. Gore and Associate, Inc., Flagstaff, Az
|4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.|

Final Announcements/Student Awards

|5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.|

Business Meeting

Annual Society general meeting – open to the public
|5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.|