Electron Microscopy Lab Staff
Patricia (Pat) E. Kysar, C.E.M.T.
Staff Research Associate SRAIII
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 2004.
At Delta, I had the opportunity to train students on the TEM, SEM and peripheral equipment and help them with their assigned projects producing publishable TEM and SEM images.
I have experience working with some material samples and numerous biological tissues and isolated cells. At National Jewish Center, I worked on lung, neutrophils, yeast, platelets and other biological samples. Here at UC Davis, I have had the opportunity to work on mosquitoes infected with the West Nile Virus, plants, cell cultures, bacteria and sperm just to mention a few. I have assisted researchers with their immunocytochemistry projects. In 2006 I co-authored a publication on sperm preservation with SEM work here at UC Davis. In 2012 and 2013 I co-authored papers with a Davis Pathologist on Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI).
I was certified a Biological Electron Microscopy Technician by the Microscopy Society of America (MSA) in 1990 and have continuously maintained my certification.