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John Heddleston, PhD, has nearly a decade of experience at the interdisciplinary boundary of engineering, physics, and biology. Prior to joining the Advanced Imaging Center at Janelia, he was a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD. At NIST, John leveraged his expertise in cancer biology to adapt optical spectroscopy techniques for use in biological systems, including using coherent anti-stokes Raman spectroscopy (CARS) as a method of unbiased chemical analysis of normal and pathologic tissue specimens (see C.H. Camp, et al., Nat Phot. 2014). He also utilized optical techniques to characterize carbon nanomaterials following introduction into murine model systems. John received his Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where he investigated the influence of the tumor microenvironment on glioblastoma multiforme epigenetic state and tumorigenicity.