Dr. Louise Hughes is a biological electron microscopist working at Oxford Brookes University. She started exploring microscopy at the undergraduate level while doing a Biology degree at Aberystwyth. She went on to be the last person to take their Biological Electron Microscopy M.Sc. degree, under the supervision of Dr. Iolo ap Gwynn, in 2000-2002. The research part of the Masters degree involved spending several months working at the AO research Institute, Davos, Switzerland with Prof R. Geoff Richards. Dr. Louise Hughes finished her Ph.D. looking at the ultrastructure of mouse articular cartilage using a variety of different microscope techniques, but predominantly scanning electron microscopy, in 2005. After some part time lecturing she moved to California to work with David Williams, Z. Hong Zhou and Kent Hill and the Californian NanoSystems Institute at UCLA, furthering her training in tomography and 3-dimensional imaging of biological specimens and well as specimen preparation techniques. She relocated back to the UK and took up her current position at Oxford Brookes in September 2011 running the BioImaging Suite in the Faculty of Health and Life Science. Contact Louise if you are interested in commissioning some work using the form below or by using the contact details on the microscopy consultancy page at Oxford Brooks University.