Dr. Soumitra Ghoshroy at the University of Southern Carolina talks about his research interests, his role as Director of the Electron Microscopy Center, and how their FE-SEM has impacted his organization.
Dr. Soumitra Ghoshroy
Director, Electron Microscopy Center
12 Years EM Experience
Dr. Soumitra Ghoshroy is a Research Professor and the Director of the Electron Microscopy Center at the University of South Carolina. Soumitra graduated from Illinois State University with an MS and from the University of New Hampshire with a PhD in Biology. He has been a Postdoctoral Researcher at Brandeis University, SUNY Stony Brook, and the University of Arizona before joining the University of South Carolina. His position at the University of South Carolina aligns very well with his extensive background in plant physiology, virology, and cell junctions. The Electron Microscopy Center is a heavily active multi-user environment with researchers from various disciplines, organizations, and industries.
“I loved my job from the very first day. I think the most exciting part, besides the research is interacting with the students…I teach them how to use the microscope it’s not just turning knobs. All of them 100% whether it’s industry users, faculty members, post docs, undergrad, PhD; every single person uses the microscope fully independently.”
“I very much like to work with people from various backgrounds. I work with so many different kinds of people from so many disciplines, and industry users …we have a lot of users from small undergraduate institutions here in the region and from HBCU institutions – they all come here to use our microscopes. Industry partners, faculty members, post docs, undergrad, graduate students – every single person uses the microscopes fully independently.”
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