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William C. and Ruth Ann Dewel Microscopy Facility
Welcome to William C. and Ruth Ann Dewel - College of Arts & Sciences (Dewel-CAS) Microscopy Facility at Appalachian State University (ASU). We provide light microscopy, laser scanning confocal microscopy, and electron microscopy equipment and technical support to ASU and Appalachian Communities.
Confocal Z-Series: reveals a punctate expression pattern of Meis gene in the trunk along the spine and neural tube in Zebrafish. The video is produced by graduate student Laiton Steele in Dr. Ted Zerucha’s lab.
TEM Tilt Series: shows inner membranes of a chloroplast in Arabidopsis. The video is produced by Dr. Guichuan Hou.
News & Announcements
Mr. Anthony Love, Geology laboratories manager, uses SEM for his research. His work is centered around materials analysis and characterization with a focus on meteorites. He also co-teaches a special topics course called Introduction to Meteorites and Cosmochemistry, which utilizes the SEM and EDS system to teach students about mineral composition within meteorite minerals and how...
Graduate Student News
Biology graduate student Mara Cloutier in Dr. Suzanna Brauer's lab studies manganese-oxidizing bacteria and fungi using molecular techniques and SEM-EDS. She has been awarded several grants for her research and soon she will start her PhD project in Penn State - Congratulations to Mara!