Redefining Cool, He Built an Instrument that Mattered
Source: Geo visit to Biosearch Technologies, 9/13/2013.
In the Biosearch library with their President and founder, Ron Cook. Ron had tracked down and acquired the cool instrument, 30 years after his inventing, building and selling it resulted in a biomedical revolution (it helped that he sold it to the right person, who had interesting needs).
My thanks to Dr. Marc Beal for the photograph and organizing my visit -- which was centered on single molecule FISH http://stellarisfish.smugmug.com and imaging hardware.
The cool instrument in the photo was invented by Ron Cook. Another look - with a close-up of the autograph by its first user:
The instrument is featured in this blog by its autographer, Kary Mullis,
Kary Mullis – Sons of Sputnik