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Socolofsky Microscopy Center

The Socolofsky Microscopy Center is a LSU cost center administered through the Department of Biological Sciences and the College of Science. It is located in Choppin Annex rooms 131,157, 144A, 144B and 162 and currently employs research associates to assist users with microscopy and imaging projects.



SMC Equipment

The Socolofsky Microscopy Center houses both electron and light microscopes as well as several computer workstations for image analysis.  View equipment list and documentation.



SMC Staff

The SMC is staffed by research associates with many years of experience in microscopic techniques ranging from tissue fixation and embedding to immunogold labeling or time-lapse fluorescence imaging. The center is in direct contact with the administrative part of the Biological Sciences department through our faculty advisor, Dr. Patrick DiMario.  View contact and bios for SMC Staff



To reserve light microscope equipment, please contact Hollie Hale-Donze at hdonze@lsu.edu or 225-578-8246


To reserve or request training for SEM or TEM, please contact Ying Xiao at xiao9@lsu.edu or 225-578-0488