VSRC Advanced Image Analysis Module      

downs crawford
Module Director
Crawford Downs, PhD

Associate Module Director
Xincheng Yao, PhD

Alex Zotov


Location & Contact
WORB, Mezzanine, Rm M20C
Phone: (205) 934-4167
Fax: (205) 934-5725  




The VSRC Advanced Image Analysis Module provides VSRC members with technical support and assistance with computer hardware and software, including design and development of custom software, and provision of technical support in installing, configuring, and maintenance of computer systems. Advanced Image Analysis Module administers VSRC network and hosts and maintains VSRC web site and online scheduling services.


The main goal of the Advanced Image Analysis Module is to provide assistance in configuring software and hardware to ensure that computer equipment meets all requirements for proper execution of vision science experiments and other research related activities. The Advanced Image Analysis Module works closely with investigators and collaborates with other modules to design and develop custom commercially unavailable software required to manage experimental equipment and to process experiment data.

Services include:

  • development of specialized real-time and off-line laboratory software
  • development of customized hardware/software interfaces
  • computer assistance, maintenance and upgrades
  • website authoring, hosting and development of web applications
  • network administration for the Worrell building
  • development and maintenance of online scheduling services for shared instrumentation
  • scientific poster printing and poster design

Gene Discovery Approaches Workshop 2013 Archive

Recent Projects. Follow the link to see more information on software development and other projects

Posters presented at UAB Core Day
VSRC Core Modules Poster 2011
VSRC Core Modules Poster 2012
Computer Module 2012


Large Format Poster Printer HP T770, Work Stations, Color Scanner, Color Laser Printer, Slide/Film Scanner, Digital Palette Film Recorder, Servers, Switches, Hubs, etc.

Resume of Alex Zotov (pdf)

Restricted access material (page designed for testing purposes)
VS Research Seminars (page designed for testing purposes)