2023 New York City Spatial Biology Roadshow

Spatial Biology Roadshow
The Cure, 345 Park Ave S., New York, NY 10010Link

NanoString Technologies is excited for our first New York City Spatial Biology Roadshow at The Cure! We invite you to an afternoon filled with presentations and discussions all about the future of spatial biology. Join us at our free event and network with spatial biology experts.

Highlights from our speakers:

  • Joseph Beechem, PhD, from NanoString Technologies will discuss the future of spatial omics applications and NanoString Technologies’ latest innovations.
  • Steve Kovler will highlight Leica Biosystems as your partner in designing optimized, standardized, and automated histopathology workflows in spatial and translational research.
  • Michael G. Smith, PhD, from Illumina will highlight the multi-omic applications of sequencing.
  • Anthony Moore, PhD, from Azenta Life Sciences will present a case study of spatial profiling of a tissue microarray containing 60 urothelial carcinoma specimens using the GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler.

Guest speakers will share their results and discoveries obtained using GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler and CosMx Spatial Molecular Imager. The event will conclude with a networking reception.


2:00-4:30 p.m. Presentations
4:30-6:00 p.m. Reception


Circular portrait of Joe Beechem

Joseph Beechem, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President of Research and Development, NanoString Technologies
“Spatial-omics Revolution: Innovation Roadmap and Key Applications”

Steve Kovler, Senior Sales Specialist, Life Sciences, Leica Biosystems
“Partnering Innovation with Automation: BOND RX research staining instrument provides superior quality and flexibility”

Michael G. Smith, PhD, Senior Executive Sequencing Specialist, New York, Illumina
“Multi-omic Applications of Illumina Sequencing”

Anthony Moore, PhD, Team Lead, Next Generation Sequencing, Azenta Life Sciences
“Spatial Genomics for Transcriptional and Proteomic Profiling”

Expertise on site

Dan MacDonald, Regional Account Manager, NanoString Technologies

Sayani Bhattacharjee, PhD, Field Application Scientist headshot

Sayani Bhattacharjee, PhD, Field Application Scientist, NanoString Technologies

Amy Wahba, PhD, Senior Technical Sales Specialist, NanoString Technologies

Nicole Robinson, Field Applications Specialist, Leica Biosystems

David Geyer, Account Manager, Genomics, Azenta Life Sciences

Daniel Melodia, Account Manager, Genomics, Northeast/Canada – Americas, Azenta Life Sciences

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Joseph Beechem, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President of Research and Development, NanoString

Joseph M. Beechem, PhD, has served as the chief scientific officer and senior vice president of Research and Development at NanoString Technologies since April 2012. He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed papers, averaging more than four citations each day, in diverse fields such as cancer immunology, infectious disease, imaging, biomathematics, physics, chemistry, spectroscopy, and diagnostics. In addition, Joseph Beechem is named on nearly 50 US patents or patent applications and has served on several editorial and scientific advisory boards. Joseph Beechem received a BS in Chemistry and Biology from Northern Kentucky University and a PhD in Biophysics from Johns Hopkins University.

Steve Kovler

Senior Sales Specialist, Life Sciences, Leica Biosystems

Steve Kovler obtained his BS in biology and holds a master’s degree in microbiology. He has over 33 years of experience in pathology equipment, oncology, and cytology sales. Steve has worked in several roles at Leica Biosystems, including being an original Aperio product line team member in 2004. As a Senior Life Science Sales Specialist, Steve focuses on digital pathology and advanced staining in the translational research field and is based in the New York region. He is a 2022 Presidents Club award winner.

Michael G. Smith, PhD

Senior Executive Sequencing Specialist, New York, Illumina

Michael Smith earned his PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology from Columbia University studying mitochondrial inheritance and actin dynamics in the budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. He did his postdoctoral work with Mike Snyder at Yale University where he studied yeast-bacterial interactions. During this time, he was first introduced to high-throughput methods and next-generation sequencing technologies. In 2009, after working as an R&D scientist at Invitrogen, he joined Illumina as a field application scientist covering upstate New York and Connecticut. Since 2010, he has worked in the northeast of the United States and Eastern Canada as a technical expert in sequencing methodologies.

Anthony Moore, PhD

Team Lead, Next Generation Sequencing, Azenta Life Sciences

Anthony earned his PhD in Genetics and Genomics from Duke University and completed a postdoc at the National Institute on Aging. He has worked for the next-generation sequencing department of Azenta Life Sciences for over three and half years. There he leads a team that supports researchers in all next-generation sequencing applications including NanoString Technologies’ GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler.