The Microscopy Shared Resource (MSR) provides technical expertise and training to members of the OSUCCC–James 

With a mission to support high-level cancer research with the latest microscopy techniques, the MSR’s experts are involved in a wide range of sample preparation, training and collaboration with cancer researchers. 

Laboratory Manager:  Richard Montione, BS

Senior Electron Microscopist:  Brian Kemmenoe, BS

Multiphoton Specialist:  Sara Cole, PhD

John M. Robinson, PhD

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Richard Montione, BS, the MSR laboratory manager, is a certified Electron Microscopy Technologist.

With nearly 30 years of experience in electron microscopy, Montione has co-authored professional articles for peer-reviewed journals and has contributed to numerous abstracts. His expertise includes transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, confocal microscopy and a variety of techniques, including cryo-ultramicrotomy, cryo-TEM and image analysis.

Montione earned his bachelor of science degree in zoology from Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Brian Kemmenoe, BS, the MSR senior electron microscopist, brings more than 25 years of professional experience to the shared resource and is an expert in all aspects of microscopy. 

Kemmenoe, the primary author on two papers, has also authored five additional papers numerous abstracts presented at professional meetings. 

With international research experience, Kemmenoe has lent his professional expertise to such organizations as Ciba Geigy Pharmaceuticals, England; the Department of Pathology, University of Auckland Medical School, New Zealand; and The Ohio State University’s College of Pharmacy. 

Kemmenoe received his bachelor of science degree in applied biology from North East London Polytechnic, England.

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Sara Cole, PhD, received her PhD 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-filed, confocal and other imaging techniques. Sara joined CMIF in 2010 and oversees the Olympus IX81 Visitech Infinity 3 and Olympus FV1000 Multiphoton equipment.   

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