Dr. Corinne Esquibel earned a B.S. in biology from Truman State University followed by a Ph.D. in molecular and cellular pharmacology from University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied circuit-level neuroscience using optical imaging methods. She then joined the Laboratory for Optical and Computational Instrumentation (LOCI) at University of Wisconsin as a postdoctoral researcher under the mentorship of Kevin W. Eliceiri. In addition to designing and implementing intravital, in vivo, ex vivo and in vitro imaging studies for a range of research applications, Corinne focused a significant portion of her training on the effective management of microscopy core facilities. In 2017, she joined Van Andel Institute as manager of its Optical Imaging Core, which provides comprehensive imaging services to investigators at the VARI and their collaborators.
Dr. Lorna Cohen earned her B.S. in integrative biology from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, where she studied mammalian limb development. Dr. Cohen next completed her Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Department, studying early morphological development of small insect species. There she gained experience and passion for many various imaging techniques and technologies. She joined Van Andel Institute in 2019 as an imaging apecialist in the Optical Imaging Core.