Richard E. Edelmann


Director of the Center for Advanced Microscopy and Imaging; Instructor

9C Upham Hall  (513) 529-5712

Area of Expertise

Microscopy, ultrastructural imaging, mycology, and developmental morphology

Biographical Information

My research interests center on all aspects of microscopy and ultrastructural imaging, including light microscopy (LM), transmission (TEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and scanning probe microscopies (SPM, STM, & AFM). In addition to conventional specimen preparation and imaging techniques, my work involves (1) developing and studying cryo-preservation techniques for biological specimens and (2) developing a high resolution digital imaging and analysis network within the Center for Advanced Microscopy & Imaging at Miami University.

For biological test organisms I study the ultrastructural reproductive development of members of the fungal class Zygomycetes. As group of organisms, the Zygomycetes are some of the most commonly found organisms and yet some of the most understudied organisms sharing our planet. My long term goal in these organism is to elucidate the fundamental steps of sexual reproduction.

Selected Publications

R.E. Edelmann. 2012. "Equipment Funding Opportunities and Strategies for Success (Part 3)". Microscopy Today, 20:6 (2012) 24-25. [doi:10.1017/S1551929512000806]

K.D.L. Millar, C. M. Johnson, R. E. Edelmann, and J. Z. Kiss. 2011. "An Endogenous Growth Pattern of Roots Is Revealed in Seedlings Grown in Microgravity". Astrobiology, 11:8 (2011) 787-797. [doi: 10.1089/ast.2011.0699

M.E. Bishop, H. Dong, R.K. Kukkadapu, C. Liu, and R. E. Edelmann. 2011. "Bioreduction of Fe-bearing Clay Minerals and Their Reactivity Toward Pertechnetate (Tc-99). Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75 (2011) 5229-5246. [doi:10.1016/j.gca.2011.06.034]

J. Z. Kiss, K.D.L. Millar, P. Kumar, R.E. Edelmann, M. J. Correll. 2011. "Improvements in the Re-flight of Spaceflight Experiments on Plant Tropisms", Advances in Space Research 47 (2011) 545-552. [doi:10.1016/j.asr.2010.09.024]

Millar K.D.L., P. Kumar, M.J. Correll, J.L. Mullen, R.P, Hangarter, R.E. Edelmann, J. Z. Kiss. 2010. A novel phototropic response to red light is revealed in microgravity. New Phytologist 186 : 648-656 [doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2010.03211]

Yang, X., R. E. Edelmann, J. T. Oris. 2010. Suspended C60 Nanoparticles Protect Against Short-term Uv and Fluoranthene Photo-induced Toxicity, but Cause Long-term Cellular Damage in Daphnia Magna". J. Aquatic Toxicology 100: 202-210 [doi:10.1016/J.Auatic Toxicology.2009.08.011]

Kiss, J. Z. , P. Kumar, K. D.L. Millar, R. E. Edelmann, M. J. Correll. 2009. "Operations of a Spaceflight Experiment to Investigate Plant Tropisms.", J. Adv. Space Res. 44: 879-886. [doi:10.1016/j.asr.2009.06.007]

Clark, M.E., R. E. Edelmann, M. L. Duley, J. D. Wall, and M. W. Fields. 2007. Biofilm Formation in Desulfovibrio vulgaris Hildenborough is Dependent upon Protein Filaments. Environ. Microbiol. 9: 2844-2854.

Kiss J.Z., P. Kumar, R.N. Bowman, M.K. Steele, M.T. Eodice, M.J. Correll, R.E. Edelmann. 2007. Biocompatibility studies in preparation for a spaceflight experiment on plant tropisms (TROPI). Advances in Space Research: Research 39: 1154-1160.

Palmieri, M., M.A. Schwind, M. H. H. Stevens, R. E. Edelmann and J. Z. Kiss. 2007. effects of the myosin ATPase inhibitor 2,3-butanedione monoxime on amyloplast kinetics and gravitropism of Arabidopsis hypocotyls. Physiologia Plantarum 130: 613-626.

Rhodes, E. R., R. E. Edelmann, L. A. Actis. 2007. Evaluation of different iron sources and their influence in biofilm formation by the dental pathogen Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans. Journal of Medical Microbiology. 56,119-128.

Correll, M. J. , R. E. Edelmann, R. P. Hangarter, J. L. Mullen, and J.Z. Kiss. 2005. "Ground-based Studies of Tropisms in Hardware Developed for the European Modular Cultivation System (EMCS). Advances in Space Research, 36:1203-1210.

Edelmann, R. E. 2004. Microscopy 101: Removing trichomes for stomatal study. Microscopy Today 2004(6): 56.

Correll, M. J. , R. E. Edelmann, R. P. Hangarter, J. L. Mullen, and J.Z. Kiss. 2004. “Ground-based Studies of Tropisms in Hardware Developed for the European Modular Cultivation System (Emcs)” Advances in Space Research, In Press.

Xue, C., Dong, F., Edelmann, R., Makaroff, C.A. 2003. The Arabidopsis SYN1 Cohesin Protein is Required For Sister Chromatid Arm Cohesion and Homologous Chromosome Pairing. J Cell Science, 116: 2999-3007.