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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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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
UF Health pilot program to deliver COVID-19 monoclonal antibody therapy to rural communities UF Health pilot program to deliver COVID-19 monoclonal antibody therapy to rural communities
UF Health pilot program to deliver COVID-19 monoclonal antibody therapy to rural communities
Courtesy of UF Health Written by Diana Tonnessen A University of Florida Health pilot program will bring a new COVID-19 monoclonal antibody therapy to rural communities in North Florida during the coming weeks. As part of the White House’s Operation Warp Speed initiative, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services selected UF Health and the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute to coordinate the distribution and administration of 1,000 doses of bamlanivimab, a monoclonal antibody...
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UF Health pilot program to deliver COVID-19 monoclonal antibody therapy to rural communities
UF offers powerful new NVIDIA supercomputer to students and researchers across State University System UF offers powerful new NVIDIA supercomputer to students and researchers across State University System
UF offers powerful new NVIDIA supercomputer to students and researchers across State University System
Courtesy of UF NEWS Written by Brittany Wise University of Florida’s new supercomputer — the fastest artificial intelligence supercomputer in higher education — will soon be available for students and faculty across the State University System, UF Provost Joe Glover announced today. The computer will give faculty and students from across the State unparalleled computing power in artificial intelligence (AI) to apply across many areas to improve lives, bolster industry, and create ec...
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UF offers powerful new NVIDIA supercomputer to students and researchers across State University System
New Approach Isolating Stem Cells Could Lead to Breakthrough In Regenerative Medicine New Approach Isolating Stem Cells Could Lead to Breakthrough In Regenerative Medicine
New Approach Isolating Stem Cells Could Lead to Breakthrough In Regenerative Medicine
A recent study conducted at the University of Florida could transform the way we isolate stem cells, validating a method that takes only minutes and can be performed just about anywhere. Stem cells are “immature” cells that have the unique ability to develop into other cell types.  For example, hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) regenerate blood cells and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) regenerate cells of solid tissues. Because HSCs and MSCs are often used for clinical regenerative medicine, isolati...
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New Approach Isolating Stem Cells Could Lead to Breakthrough In Regenerative Medicine
Novel CD33 Antibodies Unravel Localization, Biology, and Therapeutic Implications of CD33 Isoforms Novel CD33 Antibodies Unravel Localization, Biology, and Therapeutic Implications of CD33 Isoforms
Novel CD33 Antibodies Unravel Localization, Biology, and Therapeutic Implications of CD33 Isoforms
UF | ICBR  Drs. Angel Sampson and Andria Doty recently teamed up with Dr. Jatinder Lamba in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research in the UF College of Pharmacy, and  Dr. Soheil Meshinchi at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, in an effort to further understand the therapeutic relevance of various forms of the CD33 protein as it relates to the antibody-drug therapy.  CD33 is expressed on malignant cancer cells in nearly all patients with ac...
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Novel CD33 Antibodies Unravel Localization, Biology, and Therapeutic Implications of CD33 Isoforms

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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