Welcome to the first STROBE research slices seminar, in which a glimpse of the differing and similar ways that we are looking at imaging 2D materials will be provided by speakers from three different STROBE research groups. Dr. Li will discuss in situ visualization of chemical reactions on graphene using interference reflection optical microscopy happening in the Xu group. Dr. Shi will discuss light-induced manipulation of the charge density wave in 1T-TaSe2 happening in the Kapteyn-Murnane group. Finally, Dr. Tian will discuss correlating 3D atomic defects and electronic properties of 2D translation metal dichalcogenides with picometer precision happening in the Miao group. Stay tuned for future STROBE research slices seminars on various imaging science topics.