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Manasa Gudheti

Applications Scientist, Bruker, US

Manasa Gudheti is an applications scientist at Bruker Nano Surfaces in Salt Lake City, UT. Bruker Corporation is a manufacturer of scientific instruments for molecular and materials research, as well as for industrial and applied analysis. Bruker's flagship super-resolution product is the Vutara 352 single molecule localization super-resolution microscope. Manasa earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India in 1999 and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University in 2004. She then pursued a postdoc in Biophysics in Dr. Sam Hess’s lab at the University of Maine. In 2006 Dr. Hess’ lab pioneered the single molecule localization (SML) superresolution microscopy technique FPALM (fluorescent photoactivation localization microscopy). In 2008 3D FPALM was developed. This 3D superresolution technique was commercialized at the University of Utah startup, Vutara. Manasa joined Vutara in 2011 as an applications scientist after finishing her postoc. Bruker acquired Vutara in July, 2014. This was also the year that super-resolved fluorescence microscopy techniques garnered the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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