New Biochemistry Optical Core Manager Joins Department as Campus Resource

Photo of Peter Favreau, manager of the Biochemistry Optical Core

Peter Favreau joined the Department of Biochemistry in July as the new manager of the Biochemistry Optical Core (BOC). The research core is housed in Biochemistry but serves as a resource for all campus researchers — including all Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB) students and faculty — using or interested in using microscopy in their research.

Favreau joins the BOC from the Morgridge Institute for Research, where he was a postdoctoral scholar in the lab of biomedical engineering professor Melissa Skala. The project he worked on investigated cancer drug screening. In the Skala Lab he utilized multiple microscopy techniques to help physicians find the right drugs for cancer patients.

“I’ve always been fascinated by the machinery of protein interactions, cells, and tissues, which all take place underneath the world we see with just our eyes,” he says. “I look forward to helping scientists from across campus answer their questions in this area using microscopy. Researchers should always feel free to email me or just stop into my office to discuss a project.”

For more info on the BOC and its new manager, see the link below.