Samuel T. Hess

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Professor of Physics

Samuel T. Hess developed fluorescence photoactivation localization microscopy (FPALM), one of three new techniques to break the diffraction barrier in 2006, offering life scientists an incredible boost in imaging power. He is Professor of Physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and the Institute for Molecular Biophysics, at the University of Maine, Orono, Maine. Prof. Hess earned all of his degrees in Physics: his BS at Yale, and MS and PhD at Cornell University.