Corporate Partners

Working Group

BioImaging North America (BINA) is a network of scientists and partners spanning all sectors of the imaging and microscopy community. For academic researchers, working in both core facilities and individual labs, a close partnership with the companies who design and manufacture microscope hardware and software products is mutually beneficial and of critical importance. The Corporate Partners Working Group aims to build and maintain relationships with all microscopy stakeholders within these priorities: Engagement, Partnership, Development.


  • Empower industry driven efforts to engage the user community by providing a curated platform for maximum mutual impact and benefit;

  • Establish relationships between academic customers using similar approaches and equipment to enhance scientific productivity;

  • Help develop and organize productive and mutually beneficial conferences and meetings for all parties.


  • Build relationships with key commercial stakeholders across the microscopy and imaging space to encourage and facilitate industry-academic partnership and engagement;

  • Develop functional bi-directional transfers between providers and users of all aspects of the microscopy and imaging pipeline.


  • Identify academic partners for companies to work with on a number of important areas:

    • new technologies;

    • development of more competitive products;

    • minimize cost exposure and wait time for instrument repairs;

    •  improvements to instrument hardware and software;

    •  facilitation of standardized performance;

  • Develop approaches to aid academic customers in increasing the funding rate of shared instrumentation grant applications.

Holly Aaron



University of California, Berkeley

James Fitzpatrick



Washington University in St. Louis

Alison North

executive committee liaison

The Rockefeller University

Simon Watkins


Executive Committee Liaison

University of Pittsburgh

Cassandravictoria Innocent



Lisa Cameron



Duke University

Liz Stark

Corporate Member


Peter Brunt

Corporate Member

VP of Sales at AVR Optics

Federica Paina


International Advisory Member

Global BioImaging

Claudia Pfander


International Advisory Member

Coordinator of the Euro-BioImaging Industry Board