Courses

NSC-810  Laboratory. Biological Science Transmission Electron Microscopy

Fall and spring semesters. 3 credits.  Use of the transmission electron microscope and preparative equipment in the biological sciences. Sectioning for electron microscopy.
Contact: Dr. Alicia Withrow, 517-355-5004, pastorle@msu.edu

This is a restricted enrollment course. Contact the instructor for information.

NSC-815  Laboratory. Physical Science Transmission Electron Microscopy

Fall and spring semesters. 3 credits. Experimental methods for transmission electron microscopy in the physical sciences, including digital photography, imaging, diffraction, and microanalysis.
Contact: Dr. Xudong Fan, 517-353-4525, fanx@msu.edu.

This is a restricted enrollment course. Contact the instructor for information.

NSC-816  Laboratory. Advanced Physical Science Transmission Electron Microscopy

Fall and spring semesters. 1 credit, modular class, students may enroll for a maximum of 5 credits. Advanced experimental methods of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) for the physical sciences. Bright field-dark field imaging. High resolution TEM imaging, nano beam diffraction and convergent beam diffraction. Scanning transmission electron imaging, energy filtered TEM imaging, and electron energy loss spectroscopy.
Contact: Dr. Xudong Fan, 517-353-4525, fanx@msu.edu.

This is a restricted enrollment course. Contact the instructor for information.

NSC-820  Laboratory. Scanning Electron Microscopy and Energy Dispersive X-ray Microanalysis

Fall and spring semesters. 3 credits. Scanning electron microscope operation,  sample preparation, secondary electron imaging, backscattered electron imaging, high and low vacuum SEM modes, ultra-high resolution imaging techniques, and energy dispersive x-ray microanalysis.
Contact: Dr. Stanley L. Flegler, 517-353-8798, flegler@msu.edu

This is a restricted enrollment course. Contact the instructor for information.

NSC-837 Laboratory. Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy

Fall and spring semesters of every year, summer in odd numbered years. 3 credits. The course covers conventional and confocal light microscope theory and operation, optics, light sources, filters, and techniques for transmission, fluorescence and reflection imaging.  Advanced techniques include FRAP, FRET, spectral imaging, laser capture, two-photon microscopy and super resolution microscopy.
Contact: Dr. Melinda Frame, 517-432-2327, framem@msu.edu

This is a restricted enrollment course. Contact the instructor for information.