About the Joanne C and Edward A Dauer Electron Microscopy Laboratory

The Joanne C and Edward A Dauer Electron Microscopy Laboratory was dedicated in Spring of 1999. It is currently being run by Dr. Jeffrey Prince of the University of Miami's Biology Department.  Researchers and students utilize the laboratory facilities for research and projects.  The lab has been in use for over 20 years as a transmission electron microscopy facility and due to the generosity of the Dauer family, the Dauer Electron Microscopy Laboratory is now proud to be able to offer both transmission and scanning electron microscopy, as well as advanced light microscopy to the University of Miami community.

The laboratory's current facilities include:

    JEOL JSM-5600 LV Scanning Electron Microscope

    The JEOL Scanning Electron Microscope, installed in December 1998, is used by students and faculty in the Biology Department and varioius departments in the College of Engineering. Highly motivated and exceptional undergraduate and graduate students enroll in BIL 352/655, Techniques in Scanning Electron Microscopy for hands-on training in Scanning Electron Microscopy.

    Click here to see actual student micrographs taken using the JEOL Scanning Electron Microscope


    Jeol SEM Scope

    JEOL JSM-5600 LV Scanning Electron
    Microscope

    Phillips 300 Transmission Electron Microscope

    The Phillips 300 Transmission Electron Microscope has been used since 1992 for research and as a teaching tool.  Highly Motivated undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to use the Electron Microscope in BIL 554, Techniques in Transmission Electron Microscopy.

    Click here to see actual student micrographs taken using the Phillips 300 Transmission Electron Microscope

    Phillips 300 Transmission Electron Microscope

    Phillips 300 Transmission Electron
    Microscope

    Olympus Light Microscope BX60

    The Olympus compound light micrcoscope, with both automatic 35mm and digital image capture, has been used for elementary and advanced light microscopy since January 1999.  The Olympus compound microscope, in conjunction with a WIld dissection light microscope with automatic 35mm image capture, are used to view thick sections and the gross appearance of specimens at low magnification.

    Olympus Light Microscope

    Olympus Light
    Microscope BX60