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News & Announcements
NSF award DBI-1625779 for a new laser scanning confocal microscope
Who: STEM and...
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!
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.
This course is designed for students to learn the principles and techniques of biological microscopy. Lectures include discussions on preparative techniques for various types of bioimaging, the optical theories behind the imaging technologies, Laboratories examine practical techniques of cell/tissue preparation for various kinds of microscopy, the effective use...
New Biology Research
Dr. Susan L Edwards investigates the role of Rhesus proteins in Agnathan fishes as a mechanism of ammonia excretion. (NSF IOS: 1121369)
TEM image of Vibrio cholerae, the causative agent of the devastating diarrheal disease cholera. The bacterium is a curved rod and is motile by means of its single polar flagellum. The sample was prepared and imaged by graduate student Brad Goforth, from Dr. Ece Karatan's lab....