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Samuel Roberts Noble Microscopy Laboratory (SRNML)

The Samuel Roberts Noble Microscopy Laboratory, the core imaging facility of the University of Oklahoma, is a central shared use facility offering access to instrumentation, training, and service using advanced light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM).

Our mission is to provide cost-effective, safe, and efficient access to core imaging and analytical characterization to members of the OU community and beyond. We welcome all OU-Norman, OUHSC, and OMRF student, faculty, and staff researchers at our centralized location the OU-Norman main campus.

In addition to instrument access, SRNML staff offer advice, hands-on training, education and research collaboration. The SRNML aims to promote, enable, and encourage cutting-edge education and research using the core’s instrumentation.

Clients from other universities, foundations and industry are welcome to use this equipment as well, and such work may be done on an invoice or contract basis.

We have a range of sample preparation equipment available; our staff work with users and provide training. Please see our equipment and getting started pages for more information, and don’t hesitate to contact us.

Oklahoma Microscopy Society spring meeting to be hosted at OU

Registration and student abstract submission open!

The Oklahoma Microscopy Society spring meeting will be hosted at OU on Friday, March 6th! Join for technical talks, vendor presentations and information about the latest in microscopy, student presentations, and more. Register now!

Kid's Night with Microscopes - bring your kids!

We are excited to announce the OMS spring meeting Kids Night with Microscopes event. This is a wonderful opportunity for kids to get to experience their world in a whole new way and be excited about science!

Also - a call for volunteers! We need older kids (HS/college/OU) to help work with the kids and coordinate the events. Contact us ( if you're interested.


SRNML Personnel and Contact Info

Director, Frank and Henrietta Chair of Geosciences

photo of Andy Elwood Madden

Contact for general inquiries,

Associate Director for Advanced Light Microscopy

image of Dr. Tingting Gu

Contact for light microscopy,

Research Associate for Electron Microscopy

photo of Dr. Preston Larson

Contact for electron microscopy,