Ms. Boykins has a B.S. in Biology from LeMoyne College. She has over 45 years research
experience, with specialization in Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy (SEM-TEM)
as well as in freeze-fracture techniques.
In addition, Ms. Boykins has been involved in cell culture and immunocytochemistry
at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis and at the University
of Louisville Kentucky Lion’s Eye Research Center. She has co-authored over 14 scientific
research papers and abstracts and book chapters. In the 1990's, she worked in the
environmental consulting field for several private companies. During this time, she
continued using her TEM skills and gained knowledge in polarized light microscopy
while analysing the aSbestos content of building materials as mandated by the Asbestos
Hazard Emergency Response act.
At the Integrated Microscopy Center, as Laboratory Coordinator, Ms. Boykins is in
charge of SEM and TEM projects. She can prepare and analyze samples for SEM and TEM
at users' request, and/or train users to prepare samples and/or to use the SEM and