About the Authors

Barker and Dr. Iacobuzio-Donahue

Norman Barker is an Associate Professor of Pathology and Art as Applied to Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine. He is Director of Pathology Photography and Graphics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. A graduate of The Maryland Institute College of Art, he also holds a M.S. from Johns Hopkins University in education as well as a M.A. from The University of Baltimore in publications design. He specializes in photomicroscopy and macro photography. He is a fellow of the Biocommunications Association and his work appears in textbooks, journals and museums worldwide. He has published four books, his most recent entitled Paleobotanical Splendor which includes high magnification images of fossilized plant material from around the world. His photographs are also in the permanent collections of more than forty museums including The Smithsonian, The George Eastman House, The American Museum of Natural History, The Nelson-Atkins Museum and The Science Museum in London.

Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue obtained her B.S. in Biology from Adelphi University in Garden City NY, and a combined M.D. Ph.D. degree from Boston University School of Medicine. Upon graduation, she moved to Baltimore where she completed a residency in Anatomic Pathology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her training also includes a postdoctoral research fellowship in Gastrointestinal Oncology and a Gastrointestinal/Liver Clinical Pathology fellowship both at Johns Hopkins. She joined the full-time Pathology faculty at Johns Hopkins in 2003 and is currently a Professor of Pathology, Oncology and Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is the Principal Investigator of an NIH funded laboratory whose focus is the molecular genetics of gastrointestinal cancers. She has published over 100 peer reviewed research articles and written fourteen book chapters regarding the pathology and genetics of gastrointestinal cancer.