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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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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
Featured Video: Black Voices in Research Featured Video: Black Voices in Research
Featured Video: Black Voices in Research
 As part of its mission to facilitate honest and vulnerable conversations about race, the University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute Diversity and Cultural Competence Council (UF CTSI DC3) presents its inaugural Black Voices in Research Storytelling Event. This event and others like it will serve to underscore the inherent value of sharing personal stories and the role that these stories can play in creating and promoting an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible ...
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Featured Video: Black Voices in Research
UF | ICBR Staff Answer Challenge to Support Local Students in Need UF | ICBR Staff Answer Challenge to Support Local Students in Need
UF | ICBR Staff Answer Challenge to Support Local Students in Need
For the third consecutive year, UF | ICBR held their annual food drive to provide food and supplies to Gainesville grade schools (event concluded 12/4). Well, although our results were tremendous in 2018 and 2019, this year took the cake. Over the course of eight weeks, our staff of 46 individuals collected over 5,150 items for Gainesville students, or approximately 112 items per employee. UF | ICBR’s HR Manager, Erica Boyd, led the charge; generating buzz, building rapport with nearby sch...
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UF | ICBR Staff Answer Challenge to Support Local Students in Need
Important Year-End Dates for UF | ICBR Users Important Year-End Dates for UF | ICBR Users
Important Year-End Dates for UF | ICBR Users
As 2020 comes to a close, ICBR’s upcoming billing schedule will be altered as follows: 12/14/2020 – Last invoices generated in 2020 12/21/2020 at noon – Deadline to submit disputes for 2020 payment. If you have expiring funds, please work with your core laboratory contact to make sure your project is completed and billed before the 12/14/2020 invoices are posted. Core-Specific Dates and Deadlines Cytometry 12/22/2020 – CY labs, both CGRC and MBI, will shut down for the holiday break and...
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Important Year-End Dates for UF | ICBR Users
Excessive Heat Stroke Induces Long‐term Physiological Changes That are Linked to Altered Epigenetic Profiles Excessive Heat Stroke Induces Long‐term Physiological Changes That are Linked to Altered Epigenetic Profiles
Excessive Heat Stroke Induces Long‐term Physiological Changes That are Linked to Altered Epigenetic Profiles
Epigenetics is the study of heritable phenotypic change that involves chemical modifications to the DNA genome sequence or associated DNA-binding proteins. These specific alterations affect how cells turn genes off or on. Exertional heat stroke (EHS) can cause long-term negative effects on health. Although epigenetic “reprogramming” of the genome is involved in the response to heat acclimation, it is not known whether the long-term effects of EHS are mediated by epigenetic reprogramming. In a st...
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Excessive Heat Stroke Induces Long‐term Physiological Changes That are Linked to Altered Epigenetic Profiles
Lots of Samples, Little Time? Try Protein Simple Wes Lots of Samples, Little Time? Try Protein Simple Wes
Lots of Samples, Little Time? Try Protein Simple Wes
Unlike traditional western blots, the Protein Simple Wes at ICBR Monoclonal Antibody runs up to 25 samples in 3 hours flat and gives you quantitative, size-based data including total protein. With a long list of applications, including cancer, SARS-CoV-2, cell & gene therapy, targeted degradation and more, there is no shortage of opportunities. The same Protein Simple Wes appeared in a recent publication featured in Nature Communications from Dr. Shinichi Someya’s research group in the Depar...
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Lots of Samples, Little Time? Try Protein Simple Wes
Are BPA Alternatives Safer? New Research Takes a Look Are BPA Alternatives Safer? New Research Takes a Look
Are BPA Alternatives Safer? New Research Takes a Look
New research conducted at the University of Florida shows that a bisphenol A (BPA) alternative for making plastics, bisphenol S (BPS), could come with its own set of health risks. After past studies revealed the widely used BPA was contaminating food and water supplies, consumers quickly searched for alternatives. Market demand for BPA-free products led to the emergence of BPS as a commonly used bisphenol analog in plastic products. The UF | ICBR Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry (PM) core contri...
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Are BPA Alternatives Safer? New Research Takes a Look
UPDATE: UF | ICBR Continues to Provide Support to UF Community UPDATE: UF | ICBR Continues to Provide Support to UF Community
UPDATE: UF | ICBR Continues to Provide Support to UF Community
With the progression of recent events, there are a lot of questions about how it affects ICBR users. Please see below, important changes that could impact your experience at ICBR. These changes will be in place for the foreseeable future. Please refer back to this page for timely updates. As always, check the UF dedicated site for campus-wide information and initiatives. LATEST NEWS ICBR is now open, Monday through Friday, to support research on the University of Florida campus. Please be...
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UPDATE: UF | ICBR Continues to Provide Support to UF Community

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