The facility director, R. Howard Berg, has considerable experience in the study of plant cell structure. He serves as a resource for users in designing and implementing their imaging experiments. Confocal microscopy requires a solid background in understanding how to optimally acquire image data and prepare it for publication. To that end, Howard conducts comprehensive multi-day workshops in confocal microscopy, offered in January and July. These have been popular, with an average of 12 students per workshop to date. A series of workshops in transmission electron microscopy techniques are now being designed and will be offered in the future.