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Core Facilities

Lunch with The Core - Fall 2022

The IGB Core Facilities is hosting a Fall 2022 seminar series covering the instrumentation in the Core and some of the research taking place in the Core. The seminars are typically held from 12:00 - 1:00 pm in the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, Room 612 (Concourse level). Pizza will be provided. Please check the Lunch with the Core news posts and weekly emails for updates.


September 14, 2022

"Introduction to the IGB Core" - Dr. Glenn Fried, Director of Core Facilities, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

Instrument: Various

September 21, 2022

"PEG Microgels as Modular 3D Cell Scaffold and Cytokine Sensor" - Hyeon Ryoo, Graduate Student, Bioengineering

Instrument - LSM 880

September 28, 2022

"Exploring chloroplasts of C4 plants with microscopy" - Moonsub Lee, Postdoctoral Research Assoc., Plant Biology

Instrument: LSM 880 & SBF-SEM

October 5, 2022

"Emergent behavior and phase transition in cell-ECM systems mediated by long range cell-cell mechanical interaction" - Umnia Doha, PhD Student, Mechanical Science & Engineering

Instrument: LSM 710

October 12, 2022

"Multimodule imaging of the hierarchical structure of equine hoof wall" - Mahmoud Mahrous, Civil Engineering PhD Student

Instruments: SBF-SEM & X5000 CT Scanner

October 19, 2022

"Uncovering cell biology of the intestinal parasite Cryptosporidium parvum" - Maria Guadalupe Nava, Graduate Student, College of Veterinary Medicine

Instrument: SR-SIM

October 26, 2022

"Introduction of the New Vevo F2 for Preclinical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering" - Sarah Burris, PhD & Bret Hawkins, FujiFilm

Instrument: Vevo F2

November 2, 2022

"MINFLUX: Tackling the Puzzle of Protein Reaction-Diffusion in Living Cells" - Yuhan Wang, Grad. Res. Asst., Chemistry & Gopika Gopan, Graduate Student, Chemistry

Instrument: Minflux

November 9, 2022 "Improving DATA Workflows" - Daniel Davidson, Director of CNRG and Research Computing
November 16, 2022 "Spatial Distribution of Virus and Innate Immune Response" - Elizabeth Rowland, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Microbiology


If you are unable to attend in person, please email Hannah McClellan -