One of the most interesting philosophical movements of the mid-twentieth century was hermeneutics: the science of interpretation. The key question in hermeneutics is always “How do you approach a text?” — and philosophers use the word text broadly. It could be restated as “Through what lenses and apparatus do you look at something?” You should be constantly aware of your own act of approaching anything. When you know what you are putting into it, and what you are taking from it, the text — or object, or person — has a better chance to meet you as itself.
— John O'Donohue

I am a biomedical scientist at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, specializing in microscopy, imaging and image analysis. My research area for the past several years has been on cancer diagnostics using advanced microscopic techniques. More recently, my focus has shifted more and more on imaging and image analysis technique development and on providing support to other researchers to address complex imaging problems. I find that I am often happiest when I am communing with images - whether they be scientific, spiritual, psychological, or taken from art or nature.

As a microscopist and image analysis maven, it is second nature for me to look at an object - whether an image, or a text, or a conversation, from many different angles - under many different magnifications and lighting.

Now, I bring this professional expertise to my work as a minister and a counselor.

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