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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.

Paul Stoodley, PhD

Paul received his undergraduate degree in environmental sciences from Lancaster University and his PhD in biological sciences from Exeter University. He has over 25 years of experience in biofilm research. Paul served as professor of microbial tribology with the National Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton University in the UK where he conducted industrially funded collaborations to develop medical imaging techniques. He also served as associate professor of microbiology and immunology with Drexel University, and vice-director of imaging at the Center for Genomic Sciences at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He joined Ohio State in 2013. For more information regarding Paul’s research and experience, please visit his webpage: https://medicine.osu.edu/mii/faculty/paulstoodley/pages/index.aspx

Sara Cole, PhD
Associate Director

Sara Cole received her Ph.D. in 2001 from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and joined the CMIF in 2010. Sara has extensive experience in the field of cancer research that has included the use of fluorescent labeling technologies and prolific experience with wide-field, confocal, and live-cell imaging microscopy. Sara oversees the live-cell imaging and Multiphoton systems.
Brian Kemmenoe, Bsc

Brian 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. Brian can help with brightfield and confocal microscopy and SEM sample preparation and imaging. He really enjoys working with students and staff to help them achieve their research goals using the CMIF systems.
Sarah Mikula, BS

Sarah came to the CMIF with 15 years of histology experience, ten years of which has focused on electron microscopy sample preparation. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Oregon in Psychology. Sarah has experience with a broad range of TEM and SEM sample types with a focus on neural tissues in part, because of her keen interest in the mind and brain. She loves new challenges and enjoys method development so feel free to contact her with any questions about EM sample preparation.