Microscopy Society of America Announces 2017 Major Award Winners

David W. Piston, PhD, Edward J. Mallinckrodt Jr. Professor of Cell Biology & Physiology, Physics, and Bioengineering at Washington University in St. Louis, is the recipient of the 2017 MSA Distinguished Scientist Award (Biological Sciences). Dr. Piston will be honored on August 7th in St. Louis at the Microscopy & Microanalysis meeting.

The Society's Distinguished Scientist Awards annually honor preeminent senior scientists, one each in the biological and physical sciences, for a long-standing record of achievement in the field of microscopy and microanalysis. Dr. Piston's research accomplishments demonstrate how the development and innovative application of microscopy techniques can promote significant advance in biomedical research. His work imaging live cells with a novel combination of fluorescence microscopy, microfluidic devices, and quantitative analysis techniques has illuminated the complex relationships between diabetes, blood glucose and secretion of pancreatic hormones.