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Gonzaga University
Philosophy of Technology and Medicine, Well-Being, Bioethics, Metaethics, Personal Identity

I graduated from Gonzaga University with a biology degree. While there, I also studied existentialism, phenomenology, ethics, and philosophy of technology.

I am pursuing a PhD in philosophy; my research mainly focuses on bioethics, artificial enhancement, well-being, and holistic human existence.

My hobbies include reading, swing/latin dancing, playing guitar/mandolin, board games, gardening, and refurbishing antique cast iron cookware.

Papers:
1. Bittel AM, Saldivar IS, Dolman NJ, et al. Superresolution Microscopy with Novel BODIPY-based Fluorophores. PLoS One 13 (2018).
2. Bittel AM, Nickerson A, Saldivar IS, et al. Methodology for Quantitative Characterization of Fluorophore Photoswitching to Predict Superresolution Microscopy Image Quality. Scientific Reports. DOI: 10.1038/srep29687 (2016).
3. Bittel AM, Saldivar I, Dolman N, et al. Effect of Labeling Density and Time Post Labeling on Quality of Antibody-Based Super Resolution Microscopy Images. Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng (2015).

Presentations:
1. Memory, Personal Identity, and Transhumanism: An Analysis of Memory Enhancement. Philosophy of Memory Conference. Cologne, Germany. 2019
2. Characterization of Fluorophore Photoswitching. National Conference on Undergraduate Research Presentation. University of Eastern Washington. 2015.