Mark Armitage has been a microscope scientist (microscopist) for 30 years. He was the president of the Southern California Society for Microscopy for several years. He has some 30 publications to his credit.
Mark Armitage earned a BS in Education from Liberty University and an MS in Biology (parasitology), under Richard Lumsden (Ph.D. Rice and Dean of Tulane University’s graduate program) at the Institute for Creation Research in San Diego, CA. He later graduated Ed.S. in Science Education from Liberty University and is a doctoral candidate there.
Mark grew up in a military family and lived in Venezuela and Puerto Rico for 15 years. He became a Christian when he was a college senior, studying plant pathology at the University of Florida, and his family withdrew support from him.
Mark Armitage’s micro-graphs have appeared on the covers of eleven scientific journals, and he has many technical publications on microscopic phenomena in such journals as American Laboratory, Southern California Academy of Sciences Bulletin, Parasitology Research, Microscopy and Microanalysis, Microscopy Today among others. His career in teaching at educational institutions includes Master’s College Azusa Pacific University and California State University Northridge.
Mark Armitage is known to have found the first ever discovery of soft tissues inside a Triceratops horn.
In February 2013, he published his findings in Acta Histochemica, a journal of cell and tissue research (M. H. Armitage and K. L. Anderson Acta Histochem. 115, 603–608; 2013). Two weeks later, he was fired from his job at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), where he managed the biology department’s electron and confocal microscopy suite.
This Triceratops horn was found while Mark was evacuating at the Hell Creek Formation site in Montana. Mark believes this triceratops horn to be the largest one ever unearthed at the site.
Marks Armitage’s other unique discoveries include the discovery of two new species of trematodes and the reporting of new hosts for several trematodes. Mark also discovered short half-life radiohalos in clear diamonds,
Until recently, Mark served as the Manager for the Electron and Confocal Microscopy Suite in the Biology Department at California State University Northridge. Mark was suddenly terminated by the Biology Department when his discovery of soft tissues in Triceratops horn was published in Acta Histochemica. He is currently seeking relief in a legal action for wrongful termination and religious discrimination by the University.
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UPDATE: Mark Armitage won his legal case.
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