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Campus Microscopy & Imaging Facility


Our Mission and Staff

The Campus Microscopy and Imaging Facility enables acquisition of incredible microscopic images required for publication in high-end journals and used in successful grant applications.

The CMIF has aggressively pursued this mission with a history of embracing new technologies that support faculty research needs in a wide range of fields.

Dick Burry

John M. Robinson, PhD

CMIF Director

Dr. Robinson is a Professor in the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology.  More information regarding Dr. Robinson and his research can be found at his web page: biomed.osu.edu/physiology/3486.cfm.



Richard Montione

Richard Montione, BS

Richard was hired in 2008, after working 19 years in the Department of Pathology at the University of Cincinnati. He has a B.S. in Zoology from Butler University, Indianapolis Indiana. Richard earned his Electron Microscopy Technologist Certificate from the Microscopy Society of America in 1985 and has 28+ years experience in electron microscopy. He has expertise in transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, light microscopy, confocal microscopy and experience in a wide range of techniques including cryo-ultramicrotomy. 

Sara Cole, PhD

Sara Cole received her Ph.D. in 2001 from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. Sara has extensive experience in the field of cancer research that has included the use of fluorescent labeling technologies and practical experience of wide-field, confocal and live-cell imaging techniques. Sara joined the CMIF in 2010 and manages the Visitech Infinity 3 live-cell imaging confocal, and Olympus FV1000 Multiphoton equipment.

Brian Kemmenoe

Brian Kemmenoe, Bsc

Brian Kemmenoe is an experienced light and electron microscopist. He has a Bsc in Applied Biology and has significant expertise in fluorescence microscopy using both wide-field and confocal microscopes. Brian has a strong research background and expertise in the preparation of biological specimens for SEM and TEM. He has responsibility for our state-of-the-art digital high-resolution SEM, the FEI NOVA nanoSEM 400.
He really enjoys working with students and staff to help them achieve their research goals using the CMIF microscopes.