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Stefan is a research professional at the University of Georgia's Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC) in Athens, Georgia, USA. He is a member of a research group that is studying the biological functions of cell-wall carbohydrates in plant development. Microscopy and photomicrography are essential techniques in Stefan's work. He uses a light microscope to examine and document the cellular features of plant tissue and plant cell cultures, and with the help of a scanning electron microscope can look at their topographical features.
Stefan also uses these microscopes as a creative outlet to explore and capture the artistic beauty of science. Many of Stefan's images have won awards and have graced the covers of magazines.