Meet Our Scientists

Many of our current scientists at Janelia are working on or plan to work on problems related to 4DCP. Learn more about them below. Over the next several years, we will be recruiting as many additional Group Leaders and Senior Group Leaders who be developing 4DCP research programs. Learn more about Janelia’s scientific programs, support services and campus amenities on Janelia.org.

If you are interested in leading a 4DCP lab at Janelia, learn more here.

Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz

Interim Head of 4D Cellular Physiology

My lab focuses on the organellar and trafficking…

Ron Vale

Executive Director

For my 34-year scientific career at UCSF, I have taken a reductionist…

Misha Ahrens

Group Leader

My lab focuses on mechanisms by which the nervous system enables animals to…

Abraham Beyene

Group Leader

My lab is interested in exploiting the photophysical and nanoscale…

Kristin Branson 

Senior Group Leader and Head of Computation and Theory

The aim in my research is to…

Jeremy Hasseman

Research Specialist and Screening Manager, GENIE

For the past decade the GENIE Project…

Harald Hess

Senior Group Leader

My lab focuses on developing new technology for the service to…

Philipp Keller

Senior Group Leader

Animal development is one of the most complex processes encountered…

Zhe James Liu

Group Leader

Animal’s body consists of diverse cell types that are neatly organized to…

Kayvon Pedram

Group Leader

My lab develops tools to study sugars, also called glycans, that are found…

Stephan Preibisch

Team Lead, Computational Methods Development

Throughout my scientific career I have been…

Stephan Saalfeld

Group Leader

My lab develops computational methods and tools to automatically…

Eric Schreiter

Group Leader

With a love of manipulating protein function, my lab develops molecular…

Nelson Spruston

Sr. Director, Scientific Programs

My lab investigates the neurobiological underpinnings…

Carsen Stringer

Group Leader

My lab creates unsupervised methods for interpreting large-scale high-…

Alison Tebo

Group Leader

The Tebo lab develops new protein-based molecular imaging tools. The lab is…

Aubrey Weigel

Project Scientist

I am currently a Project Scientist of the Cellular Organelle…