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.

News & Announcements

Future Scientists

DukeTIP students visited the microscopy facility June 12th. They watched demos with diffferent microscopes and asked many interesting questions.

Geology Research Highlight

Hugh Harper and Dr. Ellen Cowan (Geology Department) are imaging the surface texture of quartz sand grains with SEM and EDS to determine the glacial history of iceberg rafted grains recovered during IODP drilling from the Gulf of Alaska. The outline of each grain is also used to calculate grain roughness using Fourier analysis.

Journal Cover Image

Dr. Ted Zerucha studies embryonic development. Their DIC image of the zebrafish features the cover story of a recent issue of Eastern Biologist.

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Boone, NC 28608-2027

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