Student Council is excited to announce that the remaining Regional Liaison position has been filled! Joseph Lim has agreed to take on the role of Regional Liaison I, serving the Pacific Northwest. Joseph is no stranger to MSA as he has been an active participant in the Student Bursary Program and attended the last three Microscopy & Microanalysis meetings. His story also points to how MSA and MSA Student Council truly do represent a broad reach of backgrounds and interests in the field of microscopy. As an Army Veteran returning to school to pursue paramedic certification, he became inspired by professors in his biological sciences courses and was introduced to microscopy through them. He joined MSA three years ago when his Cell Biology professor encouraged him to join a professional organization. Joseph has been an enthusiastic part of the MSA student membership ever since. Welcome Aboard!
Take a minute to look at the MSA Student Council Regional Liaison map, connect with a local liaison, and remember to renew your MSA Student Membership or for PIs/faculty/staff please encourage your students to get involved and reach out to MSA Student Council at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Region I - Joseph Lim,
Virginia Community College
Region II - Frank Barrows,
Region III - Tim Pegg,
Region IV - Jason Sardey,
Region V - Matt Nigro,
Region VI - Kartik Venkatraman,
Arizona State University
Region VII- Samantha Brady,
University of Missouri-Columbia
Region VIII- Jackson Spurling,
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Region IX- Kemaro Muir,
Region X - Nhu Trieu,
University of New Brunswick
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The MSA Student Council (StC) is organizing the 2nd annual Pre-meeting Congress for Students, Postdocs and Early-career Professionals in Microscopy & Microanalysis (PMCx60), to be held on the Saturday preceding M&M 2018 in Baltimore, MD.
The PMCx60 is a one-day conference organized by and for students and early-career professionals, and offers a highly interactive forum for participants to share cutting edge research, network, and engage with peers ahead of the main meeting.
The StC is soliciting financial support from the MSA community, and welcomes corporate sponsorship and donations from individuals/organizations to help build the future of microscopy and microanalysis.
Please consider sponsoring, donating to, and attending the 2018 PMCx60 in Baltimore, MD. To learn about the benefits of being a PMCx60 sponsor, email the StC at
, or donate to the PMCx60 via the MSA donation page (
, include "PMCx60" in the "Donation Made by:" field).