About the Manager

Figen Seiler
, M.S., Cell Biology, University of Illinois Chicago (1983) has over 25 years experience in Electron Microscopy Sciences, both in academic (biomedical) and in industrial (pharmaceutical drug safety/toxicity) research settings. Figen is a member of the Microscopy Society of America and the Midwest Microscopy and Microanalysis Society, has worked with both biological and non-biological materials and is familiar with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP).

Highlights of Figen’s capabilities and expertise:

Transmission Electron Microscopy
Scanning Electron Microscopy (not available on site)
Light Microscopy
Use of support equipment required for sample preparations

Preparation of samples from a wide range of biological specimens, including a variety of tissues and organs (e.g., brain, kidney, liver, lung, retina) from many species, cell cultures, bacteria and viruses

Specific Technical Applications

Standard ultramicrotomy
Advanced ultramicrotomy (serial and monolayer sectioning)
Negative staining (e.g., virus, bacteria, lipids/exosomes)

Darkroom photography
Digital photography
Photoshop techniques
Image analysis training using StereoInvestigator and MetaMorph

Past experience includes autoradiography, cryosectioning, laser capture, fluorescence and polarized light microscopy