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Participate in SRNML's Focused Fridays: 11am - noon

SRNML Focused Fridays logo with lens

All OU students, faculty, staff, researchers, community partners, colloaborators, and friends are welcome to join. We are looking forward to a mix of in-person and hybrid virtual/ in-person events this fall semester.

We look forward to seeing you there! For Zoom events, click on the event below to register and obtain the Zoom link. If you can't make it but would like to see a recording, please send us a note ( and we'll share a link if available.

27-JanIMARIS 3D/4D Visualization & Analysis Tech Talk: Quantitative, morphometric and phenotypic analyses of fluorescence microscopy images (video recording)Dr. Tomas Silva Santisteban, Imaris / Andor
10-MarThe Benefits of Xbeam and Ebeam Analytics  (in person NML conference room/ hybrid zoom link)John Mastovich, Bruker
21 - JanNikon AX R: next-generation confocal imagingDr. Jacob Burnett, Nikon Instruments, Inc.
28 - JanApplications of the cesium Low Temperature Ion Source (LoTIS) High Resolution FIB and SIMS Dr. Adam Steele, ZeroK Nanotech
25 - MarGet More from your EBSD DataMatt Nowell, AMETEK Gatan
16 - SeptIntroduction to our new Keyence VHX-7000 ultramicroscope (virtual, Zoom link)SRNML team
23 - SeptProtochips in-situ/in-operando electron microscopy site visit (in-person / zoom hybrid). Food for in-person attendees. 11am - AXON, 12 pm applications presentation: download the agenda.Dylan Ward and Jennifer McConnell, Protochips
30-SeptEcho Revolution on-site demo (opportunities for you to bring samples and try it out!)Brian Templen, Echo 
21-OctCleared Tissue Lightsheet : High-speed, High-resolution imaging of cleared tissues and organs - talk to Dr. Tingting Gu about including your samples!Dr. Edward Lachica,  Intelligent Imaging Innovations (3i)
18- NovCrystalView Laser Polarized-Light Microscopy for Quantitative Wide-Field Orientation ImagingDr. Brian Hoover, Advanced Optical
OU's Electron Microprobe LaboratoryDr. Lindsey Hunt, OU EMPL,
Improving the taxonomy of fossil pollen using convolutional neural networks and superresolution microscopyDr. Ingrid Romero, Morehead State University
Versatile imaging with Lightsheet 7: from micro- to meso-scale in living and cleared specimensDr. Courtney Akitake, Zeiss Research Microscopy Solutions

TEM sample prep at the SRNML - from cryo to cross-section

Slides from the presentation

Dr. Julian Sabisch, SRNML

Zeiss Orion nanofabrication and Helium ion microscopy system

Slides from presentation

Dr. John Notte,  Zeiss Chief Scientist for Helium Ion Microscopy
Imaging Drosophila neuronsMehrnaz Afkhami, PhD candidate OU Biology
Insights on ionic conductivity in complex oxides by scanning transmission electron microscopyDr. Ritesh Sachan, Ok. State Univ.  Assistant Prof. Aerospace and Mech. Eng.
Applications of precession electron diffraction for orientation microscopy of challenging thin filmsDr. Iman Ghamarian, Assistant Professor OU AME
Imaging capabilities in the OUHSC Department of Cell BiologyDr. David Sherry, Associate Professor and Co-Director, Neuroscience Ph.D. program, OUHSC; Departments of Cell Biology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Real-time measurement and manipulation of single-molecule interactionsDr. Evan Gates, LUMICKS
OU's Quattro environmental SEM experiment demonstrationDr. Preston Larson, SRNML
A comparison of optical clearing techniques for label-free microstructural characterization of cardiovascular tissuesSergio A. Pineda-Castillo, Devin W. Laurence, Dr. Tingting Gu, and Dr. Chung-Hao Lee, OU AME and SRNML
Leica Stellaris Digital Light Sheet: Combining Confocal and Light Sheet Adapts To Your Experimental NeedsChristopher Ott, Leica Microsystems
  • Overview presentations or selected topics from PIs and their research groups (could be a group representative) giving overview of their microscopy-related research and aspirational goals. Other researchers might find areas of synergy/overlap and practical ideas, and tips.  SRNML staff and can learn about the needs and directions each PI hopes to move to better plan for the future. New creative solutions and positive directions ensue.
  • Innovations in methods/techniques led by students, postdoctocs, PIs, OU researchers that could benefit others by sharing.
  • Focused workshops led by SRNML personnel on topics in demand: skills for sample prep., data analysis, etc.
  • Introductions to particular methods or techniques.
  • Discussions of papers and latest research.
  • Focus groups of researchers from different units working towards similar goals/technologies/instrumentation that can lead to method and proposal development.  
  • Introductions from labs and facilities (other core facilities, too) around campus or in the region.
  • Industry partners can share their work and collaborative interests.
  • Demonstrations and presentations from vendors
  • Make a suggestion!

Join our OU SRNML Office365 groups

We are happy to help add you to one of our email/discussion groups, or help create  a new one at your suggestion.


Join OUr student microscopy club

OU graduate student leads kids and families through a hands-on demo at the 2020 Oklahoma Microscopy Society Kid's night

OU student volunteers worked with SRNML personnel, Oklahoma Microscopy Society members, and other microscopy professionals to make the 2020 Oklahoma Microscopy Society Kid's night a fun night for everyone!

Our core microscopy lab is a great way to meet students from across campus that share your interests in microscopy.  Unanticipated breakthroughs often occur by sharing ideas and experience across disciplines. Socialize and collaborate with SRNML team members and peers, participate in educational events, and share the excitement of science with the next generations through outreach events!

Student members are encouraged to join in the Oklahoma Microscopy Society.  Member benefits include:

  • Channels to provide support and promote the growth of the state’s microscopy community
  • Increase expertise, skill, and general knowledge of all forms of microscopy across many fields of science
  • Provides a platform for a shared exchange of ideas, interdisciplinary networking capabilities and potential collaborations with fellow scientists across a range of scientific disciplines in both academia and industry
  • Stay up to date and current with existing microscopy technology and instrumentation in the state and region
  • Network with microscopy professionals from industry who work with the latest
  • advanced technology
  • Annual meetings (with meals provided!) with nationally recognized invited speakers:
  • Opportunities to showcase your own research through contributed papers and poster sessions
  • Access to commercial exhibitors with the latest microscopy related equipment and supplies
  • Take part in workshops designed for interacting and learning about the latest microscopy related techniques (e.g. image analysis workshop) Ideal for student poster or presentation experience in a supportive environment
  • Student financial support in the form of best micrograph/presentation/poster awards with opportunities to attend and present at the national MSA meetings
  • Biannual OMS newsletter to keep up to date with the latest news and advancements in microscopy related research across the state with opportunities to promote your own work for other society members’ to be aware of
  • Opportunities to participate with our high-impact educational outreach efforts that bring the excitement of microscopy and science to kids across Oklahoma
  • Help build Oklahoma’s microscopy community by contributing your ideas to the vision and future of the society

Request a workshop

Is your research team looking at starting a new method? Ask us about hosting a workshop!

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