History of the CAMI

The microscopy center was established in 1987 as a shared facility through continued funding from the College of Arts and Science, the Graduate School, and a Department of Botany Academic Challenge Grant.

In 1996 the Electron Microscopy Facility (EMF) was administratively centralized under the College of Arts and Science. As the EMF diversified in both the disciplines it served and the types of microscopy it supported, the title of "Electron Microscopy" was no longer appropriate, and the facility was renamed as the Center for Advanced Microscopy and Imaging.

CAMI provides instruction and consultation to undergraduates, graduates, post-docs, faculty, and staff, in:

  • transmission and scanning electron microscopy
  • light microscopy
  • digital imaging

CAMI is used by members of numerous departments at Miami:

  • Biology
  • Chemical, Paper & Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Geology & Environmental Earth Science
  • Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology

CAMI is used as well by researchers from a number of regional colleges and universities.