Welcome

This will be the 4th biennial Tomography for Scientific Advancement North America (ToScANA) symposium. Along with a broad, multidisciplinary range of topics, the 2023 conference will include themes in biological (hard and soft) tissue imaging, understanding materials in 3D, and recent advances in hardware and software tools.

Workshops will take place on Monday, May 22, and the Symposium on Tuesday, May 23 and Wednesday, May 24, 2023.

This international symposium will consist of keynote speakers, talks and poster presentations from both academia and industry, and an image competition. The symposium is designed to foster open discussion, networking, and collaborative opportunities between domains of expertise in academia, commercial users, and software and hardware providers.
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Symposium Chair

Dr Jessie Maisano

The University of Texas
Jessie is a research scientist at the University of Texas High-Resolution X-ray CT Facility (UTCT) in Austin. She received her BA in geology at Kent State University in 1994 and her PhD in vertebrate paleontology at Yale University in 2000. She then moved to the University of Texas as a postdoc on the then-nascent Digital Library of Morphology (DigiMorph.org). Jessie held a subsequent postdoctoral position on the Deep Scaly project (Assembling the Tree of Life) before being hired as full-time staff by UTCT, where she has been facility manager since 2008. She is also the primary operator of UTCT’s Zeiss Xradia 620 Versa and caretaker of DigiMorph.org. Jessie is a co-PI on the recently-funded National Science Foundation FAIROS RCN, NoCTURN (Non-Clinical Tomography Users Research Network).

Jessie’s main research interests lie in squamate (lizards, snakes, amphisbaenians) osteology as revealed by CT, especially cranial anatomy and ‘extraskeletal’ systems such as osteoderms. However, her collaborations via UTCT have resulted in publications on topics as diverse as carbon sequestration, diamond formation, and Ediacaran fauna.

Local Organizing Committee

The University of Texas

Jackson School of Geosciences:
Dr Romy Hanna
Dr Matt Colbert
Mr Dave Edey