BSC Today


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


Currently there are 11 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:

  • Brendan Boyce  (Rochester, NY)
  • Richard Dapson  (Richland, MI)
  • Maged Henary (Atlanta, GA)
  • David Hicks  (Rochester, NY)
  • Richard Horobin  (Glasgow, UK)
  • M. Lamar Jones  (Birmingham, AL)
  • John Kiernan  (London, Canada)
  • Lacey McNally (Winston-Salem, NC)
  • G. Stephen Nettleton (Louisville, KY)
  • Dušan Stefanović (Zagreb, Croatia)
  • Bradley Turner  (Rochester, NY)

Current trustees emeriti are:

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


Editor of Biotechnic and Histochemistry:  Dr Steven Nettleton (Louisville, KY)


The Biological Stain Commission’s laboratory in Rochester, NY is currently directed by Dr D. Hicks and managed by Chad Fagan, with assistance from Chuck Willis.