Laboratory Manager/Electron Microscopist
Address: 007G Galvin Life Science Building, Notre Dame, IN 46556 USA
William Archer joined the staff of the Department of Biological Sciences in 1984 to manage and maintain the Department’s Electron Microscopy lab. At that time his duties were, and are to date, to assist researchers in biological sample preparations for viewing with both Scanning and Transmission Electron microscopes. He also maintained a darkroom for black and white photography for printing the images taken with the scopes as well as image plate making for research publications. In 1997-1998 the Department purchased two Scanning Confocal microscopes and his duties expanded to training and assisting users in the operation of these scopes. In 2008-2009 Bill became the Lab Manager and Trainer of the Optical Microscopy Core, a core of the Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility that was set up by the Department of Research, and is a suite of sophisticated imaging stations allowing researchers to image with Confocals, Deconvolution, Widefield, and Macro microscope systems.