Microscopy Facility

Mouse retina inner limiting membrane showing fibers from the vitrious humorWe welcome researchers from all of the Kansas State University Colleges, other academic institutions, and industry. This is a fee for services facility housed in the basement of Ackert Hall in the Division of Biology. This facility is happy to support and offer specimen preparation services including negative staining, plunge freezing, chemical fixation, freeze-substitution, immuno-labeling, resin sectioning, sputter coating and others. In addition, imaging services include conventional transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), light microscopy (phase contrast, differential interference, bright field, dark field), fluorescence microscopy, laser scanning confocal microscopy (LSM),fluorescence recovery after photo-bleaching (FRAP), Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET), cryo-electron microscopy, SEM electron dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS), and electron diffraction. Individual or small group training and familiarization with equipment, microscopes, and techniques associated with electron, confocal, fluorescence, and light microscopies are available. Biol 888 electron microscopy class is offered during the Fall Semester of even numbered years. Biol 886 light, fluorescence, and confocal microscopy class is offered during the Fall semesters of odd numbered years.

Microscopy Facility
Daniel L Boyle, Ph.D.

Director, KSU Microscopy Facility
Division of Biology