Undergraduate Projects in the UBC Bioimaging Facility

TitleUndergraduate Projects in the UBC Bioimaging Facility
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

This is a fantastic idea! It allows undergraduate students to gain access to a world class research facility. Some will have a hands-on experience that is not generally available to undergraduates and will be able to share that experience with their classmates. Others will have a virtual experience in real time, along with their peers. The UBC Bio-Imaging lab is cutting edge. Researchers come from all over the campus and all over the world to use the equipment and take advantage of the staff expertise, training and advice. The lab has a new field emission scanning electron microscope (SEM) which can reach a magnification of 500,000X with a resolution of 2.5 nm. It also has two transmission electron microscopes (TEM) as well as three confocal microscopes and all the equipment necessary for specimen preparation, including cryofixation, and image analysis. It is a busy, exciting, stimulating environment.


  • Students will be stimulated and excited about the possibility of cell biology research at UBC.
  • Undergraduate students will be aware of and benefit from the UBC Bio-Imaging Facility.
  • Biology 200 students will have a greater price in UBC and awareness of the research environment for cell biology at UBC.
Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2004/2005
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorElaine Humphrey
Year 1: Funded Amount11,750
Year 1: Team Members

Elaine Humphrey, Botany / Zoology, Faculty of Science
Ellen Rosenberg, Botany / Zoology, Faculty of Science
Cyprien Lomas, Skylight, Faculty of Science