Graphic Arts & Digital Services

In the Department of Pathology


Originally known as the "Photo Lab"Room L206 in Lane Building has a history with the Department of Pathology. Before the advent of digital photography the Photo Lab was a room where analog photography of histology slides were taken, the resulting film was processed in the adjoining darkroom. Photographic prints and Kodachromes were made from the film to be used for clinical diagnostic, teaching (slide presentations), publication, and consulting purposes.

With the advent of digital photography the Photo Lab morphed into graphic arts support services for faculty, residents, fellows, postdocs, research labs, and staff within the Department of Pathology. Services offered range from illustrations and graphics for the latest papers published by faculty and principal investigators to online website creation, digital publications, and poster printing for conferences and presentations.

List of services available for Pathology

  • Internal marketing for the Department of Pathology
    (department lectures, events, news items, and special announcements)
  • Scientific poster printing, for conferences, retreats, and presentations
    (and other poster projects printed to the HP Designjet z5200 Postscript printer 42"x~)
  • Graphic design 
    (flyers, booklets, brochures, digital letterhead, business cards, email marketing etc. for print and digital usage)
  • Medical & scientific figure creation for journal publications 
    (illustrations, infographics, color correction, retouching, and composition of images for your research publications, grant applications or other miscellaneous materials)
  • Website services:
    • New pages/new websites
      (new page additions for the Department of Pathology website, new lab websites-here is an example, banner ads, and creation of graphics & images to be used on websites)
    • Revisions and corrections
      (title changes, errors, page updates)
    • Add news, events, and awards
      (create a news story or add an existing outside news story to the Pathology website, list and announce an upcoming event/lecture/seminar in Pathology) 
  • Microscope usage in L206 (with publication quality camera setup)
  • Collaborative medical & scientific book creation, project management, support services
    (for the Department of Pathology retreats, events, including outside collaborative projects with other universities and institutions)

Equipment available for use

Nikon Ni-e Eclipse Microscope

The Nikon Ni-e is a confocal semi-automatic brightfield microscope with SPOT CMOS camera and software to give you publication quality images. Objectives: 4x, 10x, 20x, 40x and 60x, and 100x. This scope is fully calibrated so that you can easily add scale bars to your image.

Nikon SMZ 1500 Disceccting Microscope

The Nikon SMZ1500 is a small tissue microscope with a SPOT CMOS camera and software to give you publication quality images. 1/2x and 1x lense available. This scope is great for photographing small tissue within a 6 cm radius. Located in L206B.

The HP Designjet z5200 is a large format printer with capability of printing up to 42” wide. The length can be determined as the roll size is 42”X100’. This printer is for the Department of Pathology use only and no personal use is allowed. Please click on the services tab at the bottom of this page to submit a poster for print.

Request a service or access to L206 for use of equipment

The services and equipment are available for use by the Department of Pathology personnel only. L206 is a secured access room and only available to faculty, residents, fellows, staff and researchers of the Department of Pathology. Please email for more information.