Contact Information

Biomedical Instrumentation Center


Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799

BIC is located on the ground floor of B building in rooms G230 - G242.

Take the freight elevator in B bldg down to the ground floor
Make a left at the exercise room and go to the end of the hall
Make a right and BIC is halfway down the hall on your left

Microscopic Imaging: Staff

Dennis McDaniel, Ph.D., Director, Microscopic Imaging

Biomedical Instrumentation Center
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road, Room G232
Bethesda, MD 20814-4799
Phone: 301-295-6553
Email: dmcdaniel@usuhs.edu

Dennis McDaniel received his B.S. in Horticulture from Virginia Tech in 1993 and his Ph.D. in Plant Biology from Arizona State University in 2000. His research in pursuit of his doctorate dealt with various aspects of fungal cell biology and relied heavily on many forms of microscopic data including transmission electron microscopy, live cell microscopy, and confocal microscopy. Dennis continued to refine his skill in these areas as the technical manager of the W.M. Keck Bioimaging Laboratory at ASU. From there he took a position at the National Institutes of Science and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD where he continued to gain experience in various forms of microscopy, especially quantitative fluorescence microscopy and atomic force microscopy. Dr. McDaniel is now the Chief Scientist of the Imaging Division of the Biomedical Instrumentation Center at USUHS, where he assists researchers in the planning and carrying out of microscope-based experiments.

Fritz Lischka, Ph.D., Senior Microscope Technician

Biomedical Instrumentation Center
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road, Room B2066
Bethesda, MD 20814-4799
Phone: 301-295-0911
Email: fritz.lischka.CTR@usuhs.edu

Fritz Lischka received a diploma (equivalent to a M.S.) in Biology from the Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany in 1990 and his Ph.D. in neurophysiology from Georgia-Augusta-University in Goettingen, Germany in 1994. His Ph.D. research centered on the function of olfactory receptor neurons and he there learned the basics of electrophysiological and fluorescent imaging methods. Fritz spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, PA. After a brief one year employment at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany he returned to the Monell Center as a research associate, studying the cell-physiological basis of taste and smell in a variety of models, ranging from sea lampreys to humans, with an emphasis on rodents. He continued to use patch-clamp techniques as well as optical methods, including 2-photon imaging, for his neurophysiologically oriented projects. Dr. Lischka has joined USUHS as core personnel for the CNRM Neuroplasticity program and lends his expertise to researchers interested in using the combined multi-photon and electrophysiological system.