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Our Mission and Staff

The mission of the Campus Microscopy and Imaging Facility is to provide microscopy advice, education and instrument training for the research community. The highly experienced CMIF staff is committed to providing the researcher with publication quality, high resolution images for use in manuscripts and grant applications.

Richard Montione, BS
CMIF Laboratory Manager

Richard was hired in 2008, after working 19 years in the Department of Pathology at the University of Cincinnati. He has a B.S. in Zoology from Butler University, Indianapolis Indiana. Richard earned his Electron Microscopy Technologist Certificate from the Microscopy Society of America in 1985 and has over 30 years’ experience in electron microscopy. He has expertise in transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, light microscopy, confocal microscopy and experience in a wide range of techniques including cryo-ultramicrotomy
Sara Cole, PhD
CMIF Assistant Director

Sara Cole received her Ph.D. in 2001 from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. Sara has extensive experience in the field of cancer research that has included the use of fluorescent labeling technologies and practical experience of wide-field, confocal and live-cell imaging techniques. Sara oversees the Visitech Infinity 3 live-cell imaging confocal, and Olympus FV1000 Multiphoton equipment.
Brian Kemmenoe, Bsc

rian Kemmenoe is an experienced light and electron microscopist. He has a Bsc in Applied Biology and has significant expertise in fluorescence microscopy using both wide-field and confocal microscopes. Brian has a strong research background and expertise in the preparation of biological specimens for SEM and TEM. He has responsibility for our state-of-the-art digital high-resolution SEM, the FEI NOVA nanoSEM 400. He really enjoys working with students and staff to help them achieve their research goals using the CMIF microscopes.