Electron Microscopy: Lab staff
Patricia (Pat) E. Kysar
Staff Research Associate II (SRAII)
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
I received my formal education in Electron Microscopy from San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA where I earned a certificate in Biological EM. I worked for 2 years in Sutter Memorial’s EM Lab where I prepared clinical samples for the pathologists. I was employed for a total of 10 years as the EM Lab Supervisor at San Joaquin Delta College and two years at National Jewish Center in Denver, CO before joining the EM Lab here at UC Davis in 2003
At Delta, I had the opportunity to train students on the TEM, SEM and peripheral equipment and help them with their assigned projects.
I have experience working with some material samples and many biological tissues and isolated cells. At National Jewish Center, I worked on lung, neutrophils, yeast, platelets and other biological samples. Here at UC Davis, besides the clinical samples, I have had the opportunity to work on mosquitoes infected with the West Nile Virus, plant tissues, cell cultures, and sperm just to mention a few in the great variety. In 2006 I co-authored a publication on sperm preservation with SEM work here at UC Davis.
I was certified a Biological Electron Microscopy Technician by the Microscopy Society of America (MSA) in 1990 and have continuously maintained my certification.