Graphic Arts & Imaging Services


Originally known as the "Photo Lab"Room L206 in Lane Building has a long history with the Department of Pathology. Before the advent of digital photography the Photo Lab was a room where analog photography of histologic slides were taken, the resulting film was processed in the adjoining darkroom and photographic  prints and kodachromes were made from the film to be used for teaching, 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 principle investigators to online website creation, digital publications, and poster printing for conferences and presentations.

The Photo Lab is located in the Lane Building, L206

List of services available

  • The creation of science and medical graphics for digital & print publications (journals, books, grants, web, etc)
  • Website design, editing, and maintenance for the Department of Pathology (includes research lab websites)
  • Microscopy and macro photography for publication quality images
  • Photography for the Department of  Pathology 
  • Science poster printing, creation or consultation for conferences, retreats, and presentations
  • Graphic design for departmental materials (catalogs, business cards, stationary, flyers, digital forms, etc)
  • Image retouching services (image stacking, color retouching, composition of photos, etc)
  • Instruction & support in the use of Adobe products (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Indesign, etc)
  • Support services for the Department of Pathology retreats and events
  • Collaborative book creation (imaging and illustrations) with other universities and institutions

Equipment available for use in L206

Nikon E1000M Microscope

Semi-automatic brightfield microscope with SPOT CMOS camera and software to give you publication quality images. Lens: 1/2x, 1X, 4x, 10x, 20x, 40x and 60x. (please note: polarization capability, no oil)

Nikon SMZ1500 Diseccting Microscope

Small tissue microscope with 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.

Please note: The Nikon E1000M computer set up contains a device specific subscription for Adobe Creative Cloud applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, etc.) To use simply login with your SUNET ID and click on the Adobe icon in the icon tray. Adobe will ask you to sign in with your Adobe ID. If you do not have an Adobe ID you will neet to create one.


The services and equipment are available for use by the Department of Pathology personnel only. Please email for more information.