BSC Today


  • President:  Richard Dapson
  • Vice President:  Richard Horobin
  • Secretary:  John Kiernan
  • Treasurer:  Brendan Boyce


Currently there are 12 trustees of the Biological Stain Commission, along with 2 special advisors. The late Drs Robert Mowry, Frederick Kasten and Hans Lyon were trustees emeriti until July 2008, April 2014 and July 2018, respectively. The special advisors to the Board of Trustees are Dr Natalie Garton (Leicester, UK) and Dr Algy Kazlauciunas (Leeds, UK). Dr Thomas Wickersham (Milwaukee, WI) was a special advisor from 1988 until his death in 2016.

Current Trustees are:

  • Carol Bain (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Brendan Boyce  (Rochester, NY)
  • Bruce Cochrane (Oxford, OH)
  • Sheila Criswell (Memphis, TN)
  • Richard Dapson  (Richland, MI)
  • Maged Henary  (Atlanta, GA)
  • David Hicks  (Rochester, NY)
  • Richard Horobin  (Glasgow, UK)
  • John Kiernan  (London, Canada)
  • Lacey McNally  (Winston-Salem, NC)
  • G. Stephen Nettleton  (Louisville, KY)  Dr Nettleton died, 2nd April 2024.
  • Bradley Turner  (Rochester, NY)

Current trustees emeriti are:

  •         William Grizzle  (Birmingham, AL)
  •         David Penney  (Rochester, NY)
  •         Clive Taylor  (Los Angeles, CA)
  •         Sadly, Hans Lyon (Copenhagen, Denmark) died on 28th June 2018. Click on his name for an obituary and list of his publications.


Biotechnic & Histochemistry

Editor-in-Chief:   Position vacant. Formerly G.S. Nettleton, PhD (Louisville, KY, USA)

Associate Editor:  Richard W. Horobin, PhD (Glasgow, UK)

Assistant EditorBradley M. Turner, MD (Rochester, NY, USA)

Editorial Assistant:  Wendy Gensheimer (Louisville, KY, USA)  Ed****@bi***************.org

Editorial Board:

  • Suleyman Aydin, Ph.D. (Elazýg, Turkey)
  • Carol Bain, D.V.M, (Indianapolic, IN, USA)
  • Zahra Bathaie, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Tehran, Iran)
  • Lalit Batra, Ph.D. (Louisville, Kentucky, USA)
  • Brendan F. Boyce, M.D. (Rochester, NY, USA)
  • Gerben Breimer, M.D., Ph.D. (Utrecht, Netherlands)
  • Bruce Cochrane, Ph.D. (Oxford, OH, USA)
  • Sheila Criswell, Ph.D. (Memphis, TN, USA)
  • Richard Dapson, Ph.D. (Richland, MI, USA)
  • Michael G. Drage, M.D., Ph.D. (Boston, MA, USA)
  • Brian Finkelman, M.D., Ph.D. (Rochester, NY, USA)
  • Jorge Gomez-Gutierrez, Ph.D. (Columbia, MO, USA)
  • William E. Grizzle, M.D., Ph.D. (Birmingham, AL, USA)
  • Helen E. Gruber, Ph.D. (Charlotte, NC, USA)
  • Maged Henary, Ph.D. (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
  • David G. Hicks, M.D. (Rochester, NY, USA)
  • Merrick Hope-Roberts  (Sheffield, UK)
  • Rie Ikeda, Ph.D. (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Kirby L. Johnson, Ph.D. (Boston, MA, USA)
  • John A. Kiernan, MB, ChB, Ph.D., D.Sc. (London, ON, Canada)
  • Evangelou Konstantinos, Ph.D., M.D. (Athens, Greece)
  • Kristine Krafts, M.D. (Minneapolis, MN, USA)
  • Moira Lewitt, MB, ChB, Ph.D., M.Med.Ed. (Paisley, UK)
  • Faqian Li, M.D., Ph.D. (Minneapolis, MN, USA)
  • Daniel M. Lombardo, M.V.Dr. (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Lacey R. McNally, Ph.D. (Oklahoma City, OK, USA)
  • Soren Nielsen (Aalborg, Denmark)
  • David P. Penney, Ph.D. (Rochester, NY, USA)
  • Robert S. Redman, D.D.S., Ph.D. (Washington, DC, USA)
  • Eduardo Rosa-Molinar, Ph.D. (Lawrence, KA, USA)
  • Juan C. Stockert, Ph.D. (Madrid, Spain)
  • Kerry Thompson Ph.D. (Galway, Ireland)
  • Paul J. van Diest, M.D., Ph.D. (Utrecht, The Netherlands)
  • Yongfu Wang, Ph.D.  (San Jose, CA, USA)
  • Haodong Xu, M.D., Ph.D. (Seattle, WA, USA)

Conn’s Biological Stains, 10th Edition.

ISBN 1859960995  Click here to read about this book.


The Biological Stain Commission’s laboratory in Rochester, NY is currently directed by Dr David Hicks and managed by Chad Fagan.

Sadly, Charles T. (Chuck) Willis (1929-2022), who retired in 2020 after nearly 61 years of service to the BSC, died on 17th December 2022. He joined the BSC’s laboratory in 1959 and replaced Mary Darrow, the technologist who had served the Commission under its founder, Dr Harold J. Conn, since 1937.

(Last updated August 2023)