Associate Scientific Investigator
Mr. Cromey manages the UACC's TACMASR. Part of his role with TACMASR is to provide oversight and support for the UACC's Leica SP5-II confocal microscope and several other microscopes. In addition, he manages the SWEHSC's Cellular Imaging Facility Core, and a Multi-function Light Microscope/Image capture/Image Analysis facility in LSN.
He also maintains the Microscopy Alliance website, a listing of all the publically accessibly microscopy equipment on campus.
Mr. Cromey has 35 years of hands-on experience in microscopy. He has worked at the AHSC for 33 years, starting in the Dept. of Pathology doing research and clinical electron microscopy. He has been in the Dept of Cellular & Molecular Medicine since 1994. He has extensive experience in light and confocal microscopy, as well as image analysis.
Mr. Cromey has a published and spoken at national meetings on guidelines for the ethical manipulation of scientific digital images.
Cromey, D.W. (2012) Digital Images Are Data: And Should Be Treated as Such, Cell Imaging Techniques: Methods and Protocols (Springer)
Cromey, D.W. (2010) Avoiding Twisted Pixels: Ethical guidelines for the appropriate use and manipulation of scientific digital images. Science & Engineering Ethics
Cromey, D.W. (2009) Digital Image Ethics for a New Generation. Microscopy Today 17(5):72-73.
Cromey, D.W. (2009) The Darkroom is Closed. Introducing Digital Image Ethics to a New Generation. Microscopy & Microanalysis 15(Suppl 2):804-805.
Vollmer, S. H. (website, launched 2008) Online Learning Tool for Research Integrity and Image Processing. A video teaching and tutorial-based digital imaging ethics (responsible conduct of research) website that was developed with a grant from the HHS Office of Research Integrity. Contributing author: Cromey, D.W.
Microscopy and Imaging Resources Online - An extensive collection of curated links with resources for light microscopy, confocal, TEM, and digital imaging. Parts of this site have been online since 1996. Cromey, D.W.