Linda Lamb is an American singer and musician of European descent, who has worked with Vitalic and Nina Hagen. Linda Lamb was born in New York, United States; as a teenager, Lamb moved to Seattle and joined the punk scene and began singing in American bars and clubs while completing a B. A. in Animation. She sang as a backup singer in a Motown group, the opening act for artists such as Tina Turner, Etta James, Junior Walker, James Brown. Linda travelled around Europe, gaining session work before settling in New York in the early 1990s, where she worked with her husband in his fashion company and opened a boutique called Smylonylon in New York's Soho, they made mixed compilation tapes with Alex Goor and sold them in the store, under the titles Smylonylon and Tynynyny. The tapes were a combination of two massive record collections. In 2001, Linda Lamb’s song "Hot Room" was included on Gigolo Record’s Compilation No. 5 to enthusiastic reviews. "Hot Room" was released as a single with a Tiga remix and became a favourite in Europe being subsequently a permanent fixture on compilation albums throughout the world.
French recording artist Vitalic collaborated with Lamb on an extended play, entitled All You Can Eat, under the band name The Silures. The EP was a hit to date has never been released fully; the track "Fishnets" became a dance floor anthem in clubs in 2003. Another track from the Silures EP, "21 Ghosts", was featured on Richard X’s Back to Mine. Lamb continued her creative partnership with Vitalic in 2006 with Bells and One Above One on Vitalic’s 2009 album Flashmob. Linda covered "She Died for Love" in 2004 with Trisomie 21, launched in Europe. Gigolo Records released Lamb's demo "King Meadowlands" on Gigolo Compilation No. 7. London-based Punx Soundcheck produced the track "Flowerpower" and it was released on their EP in 2007, together with original songs and remixes by Boy George and Marc Almond. Gigolo records released the demo of "Twins" in 2009, although it had been recorded in 2005. During 2010, Lamb completed recording with Nina Hagen, singing a duet and the backup vocals on Hagen's gospel album, Personal Jesus.
As of November 2011, Lamb is working on a collection of songs based on the poems of Margaret Sandbach of Hafodunos which will be released as an album in 2012. "Hot Room" "Hot Room" All You Can Eat E. P with The Silures All You Can Eat E. P with The Silures "Bells" with Vitalic The Legends E. P. with Punx Soundcheck "Simplex" with Gipsy Family on Timid Records "Night Control" with Gipsy Family on Colina Records "Ground - Punkrocked" - Police Records with Gipsy Family, remixes David Caretta, Museum, Skylab "West of Lily" with Gipsy Family - Colina Records International DeeJay Gigolos CD Seven The Man Is A Mix Trisomie 21 Cover of She Died for Love OK Cowboy With Vitalic International DeeJay Gigolos CD Nine Flashmob with Vitalic Personal Jesus with Nina Hagen The Silures, with Vitalic and Mount Sims Margaret Sandbach, with Mark Baker Siobhan Fahey "Hot Room" Shakespears Sister "Hot Room" Official website Official Myspace page Vitalic's home page Vitalic's album flashmob Label Citizen Records Gigolo Records Discography
Elizabeth M. C. Hillman is a British-born academic, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology at Columbia University, she was awarded the 2011 Adolph Lomb Medal from The Optical Society and the 2018 SPIE Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award. Hillman studied physics at University College London, graduated with a combined BS and master's degree in 1998, she earned her PhD in Medical Physics and Bioengineering in 2002. After completing her thesis, supervised by Jeremy C. Hebden and David Delpy, she joined a biotech start-up in Boston. During her PhD, she used optical tomography to image biological tissue. Hillman joined Massachusetts General Hospital as a postdoctoral research fellow in 2003, she was appointed assistant professor at Columbia University in 2006. She set up the Laboratory for Functional Optical Imaging and developed new techniques for in vivo optical imaging, she developed an optical imaging technique that used dynamic contrast to image the anatomy of small animals. She licensed this Dynamic Contrast molecular imaging technique to CRi, now PerkinElmer.
In 2008 she was awarded the Columbia Rodriguez Junior Faculty Award. She was awarded the Optical Society of America’s Adolph Lomb medal in 2011. In 2010 she was awarded a National Science Foundation Career award to study in vivo Interventional Microscopy, she has explored several optical imaging techniques for biomedical research. She has received over thirty large grants to support her research. In 2017, Hillman began to work at Columbia's Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute. With Francesco Pavone, Hillman founded The Optical Society Optics and the Brain Topical Meeting in 2015, she identified. She has written for Scientific American, she was elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering in 2017. She has developed tools for high speed imaging of the activity in the whole brain. Hillman pioneered Swept, Confocally-Aligned Planar Excitation microscopy, which combines light-sheet microscopy and laser scanning confocal microscopy; the technique uses a single objective lens to detect fluorescence from a sample.
She has developed laminar optical tomography and advanced applications of two-photon microscopy. 2008, Columbia Rodriguez Junior Faculty Award 2010, National Science Foundation Career award 2011, Adolph Lomb Medal from The Optical Society 2018, SPIE Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award