The “Texas Journal of Microscopy” is the official journal of the Texas Society for Microscopy (TSM), which is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of all aspects of microscopy and its application as it applied to life sciences, material sciences and industry. We welcome the submission of scientific papers covering theory, design, methods, application, and practice of microscopy and microanalysis in all fields of life sciences, material sciences, nanotechnology and engineering. Original publications, review articles, and short communications are welcome. Manuscripts will be considered for publication only if they have not been published, or submitted elsewhere, and have passed the peer-review process of suitable reviewers. The “Texas Journal of Microscopy” is an open access journal. Additionally, a print version of the journal is published annually which contains all accepted articles and the abstracts of the annual meeting of the TSM. While non-members will be charged a $200 processing fee for each published article, publication is free for members of the TSM.