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To serve patients, health care providers, research scientists, scholars, and society by providing excellence and innovation in diagnostic services and educational resources in a respectful, professional and culturally diverse atmosphere.

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To become a preeminent leader in academic anatomic and clinical pathology while translating basic science discovery to improved clinical care.

Research Electron Microscopy Service Laboratory

Location: Walton Research Building , Room 213
Phone: (843) 792-2812

Debra Hazen-Martin, PhD.

Research Specialist:
Nancy Smythe HT (ASCP)


  • Processing of ResearchSpecimens including tissues and cells from in vivo experimental models in vitro cell preparations for routine transmission electron microscopy.
  • Preparation of thick sections for routine tissue review prior to ultra-microtomy.
  • Ultra-microtomy for production of thin sections.
  • Staining protocols including routine heavy metal stains and negative stains.
  • Production of high resolution images for diagnostic procedures.
  • Consultation, with the Director for development of protocols.


Fees are determined by experimental protocols. Click to Download Charge Sheet


Nancy Smythe HT (ASCP)

Ms. Smythe has over 30 years of experience as a histology and electron microscopy technologist working in both clinical and research settings. Her prior experience in both settings and wealth of knowledge about transmission and scanning electron microscopy facilitate protocol development for both experienced morphologists and new investigators.

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Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. Neuropathology Laboratory (Brain Bank)

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Chairman Dr. Steven L. Carroll
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