2021 Burton Medal Biological Winner
University of Texas Southwestern
Trained as a mechanical engineer in computational fluid dynamics, Reto Fiolka completed his PhD at the institute of Nanotechnology at ETH Zurich in the group of Dr. Andreas Stemmer. He conducted post-doctoral research in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus under the late Dr. Mats Gustafsson working on 3D structured illumination microscopy and under Dr. Meng Cui on adaptive optics. At UT Southwestern, the research in his lab aims to extend the current imaging capabilities of optical microscopy such that cancer cell research and drug screening can be performed in physiologically relevant, 3D environments, ex vivo and in vivo. His microscope development is focused on improving the spatiotemporal resolution and optical penetration depth and translating new technologies to biological research.