About Christopher Coulon
The GAIA Group, Novato, CA 1997 - Present
Founder and software developer, Pascal and Java development for medical and biological image analysis.
• Worked with students and researchers to automate th...e analysis of images in specific projects that led to the successful completion of Ph.D. degrees and research papers.
• Created new approaches to the segmentation of regions of interest and the differentiation and measurement of specific portions of images in sonograms, CT scans, MRI stacks, electron micrographs, and a wide variety of microscopic images.
• Contributed to a wide variety of fields, from early detection of cancer and heart disease to the automated monitoring of remote sensors in marine biology applications.
Consultant to medical research
Referred by members of the NIH-Image and ImageJ mailing lists to write code to resolve a variety of research problems that led to the successful completion of the research.
• Contributed to the semi-automated measurement of chromosome banding and fractional length measurements for the Human Genome Project.
• Devised strategies to segment DAB and Hematoxylin- stained nuclei in human colon biopsies for the Rockefeller University Hospital.
• Automated the analysis of sonograms for heart studies at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center.
• Developed automated analysis techniques for the early response of lung tumors to new treatment strategies – University of California, Davis Medical Center.
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 1995 - 1997
Graduate Research Assistant in charge of the Imaging Laboratory, Human Genome Project.
Ran the day-to-day operation of the image laboratory
• Nuclei, chromosome, and cell studies using fluorescent and confocal microscopy.
• Development of automation procedures for the recognition and measurement of features in microscopic images.
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 1994 - 1995
Automated Language Recognition – the LIFI Project
As my apprenticeship in recognition software development, I developed an independent approach to the recognition of different writing systems from lines of text.
• Developed an approach using seven lines of text from ten disparate writing systems that was able to successfully distinguish among them based on the histogram features alone.
Federation of Lake Associations and New York Department of Environmental Conservation, Saugerties, NY 1993
Field Technician, South Ewe need to extract ourselves from the control memes ast New York State and Long Island.
Training volunteers to sample lakes for macrophytes, phytoplankton and zooplankton.
• Identified the major components of the plant and animal life of the region’s lakes including the plankton species.
• Trained members of regional lake associations to monitor their lakes and sample for chemistries, algae, and macrophyte blooms.
General Building/Electrical Contractor, CA, NY, NH 1976 – 1993
Licensed as a General Building Contractor and/or Master Electrician in New York, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and California
Designed and built houses, remodeled, renovated, additions and repair. Trained carpenters, cabinetmakers and electricians in the building trades.
Cherag (Sufi Minister), Willow, NY, NH 1975
Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, initiation.
Lama Foundation, San Cristobal, NM 1973 - 1974
Sufi, The Sufi Foundation of Hazrat Iniat Khan
University of Alaska Institute of Marine Science, Fairbanks, AK 1972 - 1973
Principal Investigator for Phytoplankton, The International Biological Program’s Tundra Biome Project in Point Barrow Alaska.
• Contributed the phytoplankton data to the mathematical modeling effort of the tundra biome.
• Designed and carried out experiments for the measurement of environmental changes as a result of the oil pipeline in Prudhoe Bay, AK.
University of Alaska Institute of Marine Science, Fairbanks, AK 1968 - 1972
Research and Teaching Assistant, Conducting zooplankton and phytoplankton research and training students in the identification and collection of plankton.
• Created a system for the classification of unknown species.
• Developed a technique for creating permanent microscope slides of delicate phytoplankton in quantitatively distributed areas using my design for settling chambers.
• Developed a technique for the quantitative measurement of individual species contribution to total primary production using track autoradiography.
University of California, Bodega Marine Laboratory, Bodega Bay, CA 1966 - 1968
Animal Collector and Research and Teaching Assistant, Invertebrate Zoology, Algology, Zooplankton taxonomy and field studies.
• Led local explorations with students and conducted SCUBA dives and plankton tows including follow up identifications.
• Worked with researchers to set up experimental apparatus and design ecological and physiological experiments.
• Set up aquariums and collected and maintained the plants and animals in them.
Online Teaching Certificate, Cerro Coso College, Ridgecrest, CA
Ph.D. Life Sciences/Biological Sciences, The Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, OH
Microbiology and Microtechnique, Life Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM
Computer Recognition and Automation, Computer Information and Applications Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM
Biological Oceanography, University of Alaska Institute of Marine Science, Fairbanks, AK
Limnology/Phytoplankton and Zooplankton Taxonomy, Uppsala University Institute of Limnology, Uppsala, Sweden
B.A. Zoology with honors, University of California, Berkeley
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