Tom Nozaki - 45 Years at Stanford!!


Tom Nozaki has worked as a research engineer on flow cytometers for over 45 years here at Stanford. His original projects were to integrate the cytometers into the computers which existed at the time - large floor boxes that required their own rooms. Log amps and compensation networks that he built were critical in enabling many sites to use more than one fluorescent color. As biological demand for more parameters grew, so did Tom's add-ons and modifications to existing instruments, until he eventually built a 10 parameter cytometer electronics from scratch. Tom's knowledge of computers was critical in helping the FACS Facility transition from the big central computers to desktop machines with server support. Our Facility would not be the same without Tom's contributions. Please read the complete bio here.