2013-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

BIO 485 Biological Microscopy and Imaging

Covers principles and techniques in macrophotography, light microscopy, especially micro-photography and videography, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Includes specimen handling and preparation including basic theory and practice in fixation, dehydration, dark room techniques, and computer imaging. Perform basic maintenance and alignment of the SEM. Research project required. Graduate students required to complete additional course requirements. Two hours lecture and two hours lab/week. Prerequisite: Upper division or graduate standing. (Offered spring semester, odd years).