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ICBR Electron Microscopy supports researchers in visualizing microscopic structures through imaging projects and user training. We strive to aid scientists in solving problems and to help push their research forward by providing the tools needed for successful publication and grant applications. Major service categories include: room temperature and cryo transmission and scanning electron microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy, sample preparation and user training.

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Important FY2021 Fiscal Dates Important FY2021 Fiscal Dates
Important FY2021 Fiscal Dates
As the fiscal year comes to an end, we want to make sure you don’t forget the significant dates on the horizon. Please see below: Please note: Due to the Fiscal Year End, the last invoices to process for FY2021 will be created on Monday, June 14th.Due to Fiscal Year End, ICBR’s upcoming billing schedule will be altered as follows: 6/14/2021 – Last invoices generated in fiscal year 2021 6/21/2021 at noon – Deadline to submit disputes for FY2021 payment. 7/5/2021 – Invoices wil...
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Important FY2021 Fiscal Dates
UF Researcher Dr. Marco Salemi Utilizes ICBR Genomics Expertise to Understand COVID19 Epidemiology UF Researcher Dr. Marco Salemi Utilizes ICBR Genomics Expertise to Understand COVID19 Epidemiology
UF Researcher Dr. Marco Salemi Utilizes ICBR Genomics Expertise to Understand COVID19 Epidemiology
By Steven Madore, Ph.D. In recent years, public health emergencies caused by epidemics have led to the use of genome sequencing to identify and characterize viral pathogens. Rapid acquisition of high quality viral genomic sequences is critical for understanding viral pathogen origin, transmission and epidemiological spread. Ultimately deciphering the molecular characteristics of viruses accelerates the development of diagnostic assays and vaccine development and drug design and is important in u...
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UF Researcher Dr. Marco Salemi Utilizes ICBR Genomics Expertise to Understand COVID19 Epidemiology
UF researchers use AI datasets to track feral pigs, minimize disease risk UF researchers use AI datasets to track feral pigs, minimize disease risk
UF researchers use AI datasets to track feral pigs, minimize disease risk
Courtesy of UF/IFAS Written by Brad Buck  Feral pigs cost the agriculture industry at least $1.5 billion in damage, disease and control costs around the United States annually, running rampant on large swaths of grazing lands. The swine root in soil and eat most everything in sight. Farmers and ranchers will benefit from research by University of Florida scientists who are using artificial intelligence to gather data on feral hog reproduction and movement. As they roam grazing land, feral swine ...
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UF researchers use AI datasets to track feral pigs, minimize disease risk
Extinct Caribbean bird’s closest relatives hail from Africa, South Pacific Extinct Caribbean bird’s closest relatives hail from Africa, South Pacific
Extinct Caribbean bird’s closest relatives hail from Africa, South Pacific
Courtesy of the Florida Museum of Natural History  Written by Natalie van Hoose  In a genetic surprise, ancient DNA shows the closest family members of an extinct bird known as the Haitian cave-rail are not in the Americas, but Africa and the South Pacific, uncovering an unexpected link between Caribbean bird life and the Old World. Like many animals unique to the Caribbean, cave-rails became extinct soon after people settled the islands. The last of three known West Indian species of cave-rails...
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Extinct Caribbean bird’s closest relatives hail from Africa, South Pacific
UF | ICBR Scientists Contribute to Clinical Trial Testing Novel Treatment for Canine Atopic Dermatitis UF | ICBR Scientists Contribute to Clinical Trial Testing Novel Treatment for Canine Atopic Dermatitis
UF | ICBR Scientists Contribute to Clinical Trial Testing Novel Treatment for Canine Atopic Dermatitis
  Atopic dermatitis, or AD, is a common chronic inflammatory skin disease affecting dogs, causing defects of the skin barrier and modifications of the normal cutaneous microflora. While multiple treatment options are available, there is a growing interest in the use of alternative natural ingredient products. In human AD reports show the potential benefits of topical applications of heat-killed beneficial bacteria, with some studies demonstrating the efficacy of rapidly killed beneficial la...
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UF | ICBR Scientists Contribute to Clinical Trial Testing Novel Treatment for Canine Atopic Dermatitis
UF researchers to use AI to predict how hurricanes spread invasive plants UF researchers to use AI to predict how hurricanes spread invasive plants
UF researchers to use AI to predict how hurricanes spread invasive plants
Courtesy of UF/IFAS Written by Brad Buck Scientists project hurricane intensity and frequency will increase with climate change. That leads researchers to want to better predict how storms will disperse and establish nonnative plant invaders. Knowing where invasive plants spread will always be useful. But it may become especially handy soon as the National Hurricane Center is considering moving the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season two weeks earlier, starting it May 15, instead of ...
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UF researchers to use AI to predict how hurricanes spread invasive plants
World-Renowned UF Health Biochemistry Researcher Passes Away World-Renowned UF Health Biochemistry Researcher Passes Away
World-Renowned UF Health Biochemistry Researcher Passes Away
Courtesy of College of Medicine News March 3, 2021 — University of Florida Health biochemistry professor Mavis Agbandje-McKenna, Ph.D., whose world-renowned work on the detailed structure of viruses led to advances in gene therapy treatments for different diseases, died Wednesday at her home near Gainesville of the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. She was 57. Agbandje-McKenna’s work with the small, infectious particles had a worldwide impact, allowing other scientists to ...
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World-Renowned UF Health Biochemistry Researcher Passes Away
UF Health Virologist Talks about Variants and the Future of the Coronavirus UF Health Virologist Talks about Variants and the Future of the Coronavirus
UF Health Virologist Talks about Variants and the Future of the Coronavirus
Courtesy of UF Health Written by Bill Levesque The novel coronavirus is doing what viruses do — in fact, what all life does. It’s mutating and creating new variants. This is evolution 101. Much of the discussion about the coronavirus in recent weeks has been about the potential impact of these variants on COVID-19 vaccines now being administered worldwide. Just what does the future hold? University of Florida Health virologist John Lednicky, Ph.D., a professor in the in the UF College of Public ...
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UF Health Virologist Talks about Variants and the Future of the Coronavirus

Instruments

Staff

NameTitleTelephoneE-mailRoom
Paul R. ChipmanElectron Microscopy Scientific Director(352) 294-1790pchipman@ufl.edu1012 MCS
Karen KelleyElectron Microscopy Scientific Research Manager(352) 846-0251vau@ufl.edu1012 MCS / 185 CGRC
Rudy AlvaradoElectron Microscopy Core Research Technician III(352) 392-1184ralvaradojr@ufl.edu1012 MCS
Kimberly Backer-KelleyCore Research Technician II(352) 273-5341 klbk@ufl.edu185 CGRC
Nicole J. MachiElectron Microscopy Core Research Technician II(352) 392-1184njmachi@ufl.edu1012 MCS