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Dr. Shields has been the Co-Director of GEM since 2000. He has been involved with Electron Microscopy and other microscopy technologies for over 30 years. His background is in biology, geology and environmental sciences. Dr. Shields is an Assistant Academic Professional in the Dept. of Cell Biology.
Dr. Formo previously worked at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Dr. Formo has a wide-ranging materials synthesis and analysis background including experience with inorganic nanomaterials, thin films, polymers, inorganic and polymer fibers, as well as archeological and geological samples.
Beth has over thirty years of EM working with fungi, plants and foraminifera. She is a member of the Southeastern Microscopy Society and the Microscopy Society of America.
Mary is the Lab Manager of the Pathology department’s EM Lab for the College of Veterinary Medicine. She is board certified as a Histotechnician, and has 30 years experience in biological EM. She specializes in negative staining for viral confirmation in the veterinary realm and collaborates with area pathologists and veterinarians in diagnostic EM.