Diagnostic & Biomedical Microscopy (DBM)


The Diagnostic & Biomedical Microscopy – Focused Interest Group (DBM-FIG) consists of MSA members who share common interests in the application and advancement of biological electron microscopy (Bio EM) techniques and instrumentation for diagnostic and biomedical research on diseases. DBM-FIG meets annually during the Microscopy & Microanalysis conferences and organizes biological EM symposiums and pre-meeting congress to discuss diversified subjects on Bio EM research in the context of diseases in human, animals and plants.

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Upcoming Activities:

  • "Biomedical Research on Diseases in Humans, Plants and Animals using Electron and Light Microscopy" (B03) symposium at M&M 2024 in Cleveland, OH
    (July 28 to August 1, 2024)
  • DBM FIG social - M&M 2024 in Cleveland, OH (Wednesday, July 31, 2024). Location: TBD.


  • Marcela Redigolo, West Virginia University

  • Emily Benson, Cleveland Clinic

  • Claudia López, Oregon Health & Science University

Get Involved. Become a DBM-FIG Member:

  • All MSA members are eligible and encouraged to participate in the Diagnostic & Biomedical Microscope – Focused Interest Group. 
  • Annual dues are $15 and can be paid by selecting “FIG: Diagnostic & Biomedical Microscopy (DBM)” when renewing your MSA membership or when joining the society.  You can also join anytime throughout the year by selecting “FIG: Diagnostic & Biomedical Microscopy (DBM)” at the MSA FIG Store.
  • Student members of MSA are eligible to join one focused interest group for FREE.

If you would like to be involved with a symposium or event organization, please contact the FIG officers listed above or email the DBM-Fig Leader, Marcela Redigolo, at marcela.redigolo@mail.wvu.edu.