Skidmore Microscopy Imaging Center - SMIC
The Skidmore Microscopy Imaging Center (SMIC) was established in 2002 at Skidmore College. SMIC is a core technology facility comprised of five modern laboratories in the Dana Science Complex that support light microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and a variety of ancillary instruments used for the preparation of specimens. The mission of SMIC is to promote and facilitate microscopy-based research at the college, enhance high technology training in teaching and provide user-friendly outreach to the surrounding communities. The equipment of SMIC was acquired via funding from the National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation program (NSF-MRI), the Lintilhac Foundation of Burlington, Vermont, The George I. Alden Trust of Massachusetts, several other private foundations and the college.
If you are a current member of Skidmore faculty or student and would like to know more about SMIC, please contact David Domozych at 518-580-5075 or Lily Kozel at 518-580-5088. For use of our facilities, please fill out the Equipment Use Request Form.
2023 Skidmore Young Scholars Cell Biology Institute summer program:
Skidmore Microscopy Imaging Center will participate in hosting the summer program of Skidmore Young Scholars Cell Biology Institute (SYSCBI) funded by National Science Foundation(NSF). This program is a part of the NSF grant award to David Domozych, Professor of Biology and Director of the Skidmore Microscopy Imaging Center. The goal of this program is to provide opportunities for high school students to explore the subdisciplines of science and learn about potential careers in these areas. It provids the students with comprehensive hands-on learning in various areas of cell biology including microscopy, genetics, physiology, neuroscience and disease mechanisms. In addition to experimental work, students also participated in acquiring and interpreting data from technologies such as inverted light microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy.
This year summer program of Skidmore Young Scholars Cell Biology Institute will run from July 10-14, 2023. Registration begins in Feburary 2023. For details please contact David Domozych or Lily Kozel or Josie Loricco
2023 Skidmore Young Scholars Cell Biology Institute (July 10-14, 2023)
Register here: https://forms.office.com/r/YAAexUFAsz