The purpose of this grant was to purchase a laser scanning confocal microscope to be used by multiple laboratories at Xavier University of Louisiana for research purposes. In addition, the microscope was also to be used for educational purposes in new curricula that was being developed for undergraduate education. Over the course of the funding period, the microscope was purchased and installed, multiple training sessions for users were held, and the microscope is now fully functional and in regular use. In addition, the undergraduate course(Pathology: Principles and Techniques) that was proposed was indeed taught in the Spring 2016 semester. Xavier University's commitment to this proposal was evidenced by the renovation of a room as a cell culture and imaging suite to house the new equipment.