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Managing Director

Jennifer Santini

Cellular and Molecular Medicine East B006

Phone: (858) 534-0538

Main contact for all core capabilities. Mrs. Santini has many years of experience in cellular imaging and analysis and 13 years of experience managing the UCSD School of Medicine Microscopy Core. She provides free consultations and demonstrations on any equipment if you are uncertain of your specific needs. Please contact her via email for access and resource information.

Faculty Director

Binhai Zheng, Ph.D., Professor, Neurosciences

Phone: 858-534-5807

Dr. Zheng constantly seeks faculty input from both within and outside of the faculty oversight committee to better direct the Core to meet the changing needs of our faculty’s research programs. Please feel free to contact him by email or phone.

Microscopy/Histology Technician

Marcy Erb 

Phone: (858) 534-8803

Alternative contact for all microscopy and histology questions.

Student Employees (858-534-6121)

Virginia Tran -

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Cancer Center Microscopy Core
Manager: Kersi Pestonjamasp
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Supervising PI: David Hall

School of Medicine Electron Microscopy Core Facility
Contacts: Timo Meerloo, Ying Jones

Histology and Immunohistochemistry Shared Resource
Co-Director: Nissi Varki