Excelitas Technologies® Corp. and Quorum Technologies Present Microscopy Systems for Optogenetics Webinar

Excelitas Technologies® Corp. and Quorum Technologies will present a webinar entitled “How Can I Build a Microscopy System for Optogenetics?” led by featured speakers Kavita Aswani, Ph.D., senior applications scientist for the Life Sciences products at Excelitas Technologies, and Ryan Geil, M.Sc., service manager at Quorum Technologies Inc. The session will be moderated by Photonics Media and takes place on Thursday, November 12 at 1:00 pm (EST).


The webinar will address optogenetics, a technique that uses light to activate or inhibit cellular activities.

Most researchers are interested in using this technique, but are apprehensive about the set-up and not sure where to start,”

Kavita Aswani

The webinar will provide researchers interested in using this technique with an overview of optogenetics and its applications. The webinar will also detail how users can set up a microscopy system to utilize this powerful technique in their own research laboratory.

Registration for the on-line webinar and registrants will automatically receive access to the presentation slides and recorded webinar session. Register today by clicking here.


Kavita Aswani

Kavita Aswani, PhD
Excelitas Technologies, X-Cite®
Dr. Kavita Aswani is the Senior Applications Scientist for the Life Sciences products at Excelitas Technologies. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa and has 7 years of scientific research experience and over 15 years of applications experience in the microscopy and fluorescence industry. Kavita has authored and reviewed several publications as well as journal articles. She has worked in the areas of widefield illumination microscopy, laser scanning microscopy and flow cytometry. She is an active member of the Society for Neuroscience and the Royal Microscopical Society.

Ryan Geil

Ryan Geil, M.Sc.
Quorum Technologies Inc.

Ryan completed his undergraduate work in Biology at Wilfrid Laurier University, followed by a Masters degree in Botany at the University of Guelph. After graduating, he worked at both of these institutions as a Research Assistant and a Laboratory Manager. Ryan joined Quorum Technologies in 2005 and has served many roles there including Service and Support Technician, Product Manager, Advanced Systems Sales Specialist, Service Manager. He has extensive experience with spinning disk technology and other advanced imaging techniques. Ryan has been directly involved in implementing over 30 advanced spinning disk solutions across Canada. He is very experienced in understanding research goals and designing and implementing solutions to achieve those goals.

About Excelitas Technologies

Excelitas Technologies Corp. is a global technology leader focused on delivering innovative, high-performance, market-driven photonic solutions to meet the lighting, detection and other technology needs of global customers. From biomedical technology to research laboratory, safety and security, consumer, semiconductor, industrial, energy and environment, as well as defense and aerospace applications, Excelitas Technologies is committed to enabling our customers' success in their end-markets. Excelitas Technologies has approximately 5,500 employees in North America, Europe and Asia, serving customers across the world.

Excelitas® is a registered trademark of Excelitas Technologies Corp. All other products and services are either trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.


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