Dr. Mark Townley has a Ph.D. in Zoology and is a full-time analytical instrumentation scientist at the UIC, with primary responsibility for managing the Confocal Microscope Imaging Center in 340 Rudman Hall. Additional responsibilities include assisting with sample preparation and analysis using the electron microscopes in the UIC Imaging Core (Parsons Hall NB17), and the Lyle NMR Core (W124 Parsons Hall). He also oversees the use of the flow cytometer in W118 Parsons Hall. His own research is concerned with chelicerate arthropod biology, with a focus on the silk glands of spiders. Mark can be reached at 603-862-0632 or at email@example.com.