Stephen Firth

Stephen Firth

Stephen Firth

B.App.Sci, M.App.Sci., RMIT

Stephen Firth is a senior microscopist and has been supporting fluorescence and confocal microscopy at Monash University since 2005. He was appointed Manager of Monash Micro Imaging’s Advanced Optical Microscopy laboratories at Clayton in 2007. Prior to this, Stephen worked on Rotavirus vaccine development (Melbourne University) and the cell biology of copper transport diseases such as Menkes’ and Wilson disease, at the Murdoch Institute and Deakin University.

Stephen has been instrumental in teaching and supporting imaging research for over 15 years, and has been involved in developing the Facility growth from 4 confocal microscopes to some 40+ instruments spanning the vast field of advanced optical microscopy and covering 3 research precincts at Monash University.  Between 2008 and 2012 he coordinated a widely successful intensive MMI Live Cell Imaging Workshop, which taught researchers and postgrad students the art and science of imaging living cells and tissues using a range of microscopy modalities from widefield to super-resolution.

Stephen’s management and research support roles at MMI include microscopy research training, as well as assisting graduate students and researchers with planning, optimising and analysing their microscopy experiments.