The Instrumentation Center

SCOPE Team

Our team consists of volunteer faculty members, staff and graduate students. Between our team, we have experience  teaching students from grades pre-K through graduate level.

The SEM team

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Cassandra Zamora

Cassandra Zamora is the Outreach Program Coordinator for the SCOPE program. Ms. Zamora joined the SCOPE program in the Spring of 2013 and is responsible for scheduling, module creation, organization, and running sessions.

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 Dr. Jennifer Gadient

Dr. Jennifer Gadient is the Instrumentation Scientist for the NSM Instrumentation Center. Dr. Gadient has been a part of the SCOPE program since 2019 and helps with SEM sample prep and running SEM sessions.

Dr. Trisha Spanbauer

Dr. Trisha Spanbauer joined the SCOPE Program in 2021. You can learn more about Dr. Spanbauer and her research here.

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Dr. Kristin Kirschbaum

Dr. Kristin Kirschbaum is the Director of the UToledo NSM Instrumentation Center. In 2010, Dr. Kirschbaum received a grant to purchase the Scanning Electron Microscope and start the SCOPE program.

The Confocal Team

The SCOPE Confocal Team consists of Professors of Biology that are engaged in active research at the University of Toledo. These Professors volunteer their time to bring real-life research to students participating in the SCOPE program.

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Dr. Tomer Avidor-Reiss

Dr. Tomer Avidor-Reiss joined the SCOPE program in 2012, when he received a grant to purchase the Confocal Fluorescent Microscope. You can learn more about Dr. Avidor-Reiss and his research here.

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Dr. Rafael Garcia-Mata

Dr. Rafael Garcia-Mata joined the SCOPE program in 2016 and has since become an integral part of the team. You can learn more Dr. Garcia-Mata and his research here.

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Dr. Scott Crawley

Dr. Scott Crawley joined the SCOPE program in 2019. You can learn more about Dr. Crawley and his research here.

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Dr. Qian Chen

Dr. Qian Chen joined the SCOPE program in 2019. You can learn more about Dr. Chen and his research here.

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Dr. Song-Tao Liu

Dr. Song-Tao Liu joined the SCOPE program in 2020. You can learn more about Dr. Liu and his research here.

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Dr. Bruce Bamber

Dr. Bruce Bamber joined the SCOPE Program in Fall of 2021. You can learn more about Dr. Bamber and his research here.

The GC-MS Team

The GC-MS team consists of one Professor of Chemistry that is engaged in active research at the University of Toledo. This Professor volunteers her time to bring real-life research to students participating in the program.

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Dr. Emanuela Gionfriddo

Dr. Emanuela Gionfriddo joined the SCOPE Program in 2019 and added the Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometer to the program. You can learn more about Dr. Gionfriddo and her research here.

Last Updated: 6/27/22