The Research Electron Microscropy Resource is a full-service EM facility that supplies access to equipment, technical support, and expertise in electron microscopy. Efficient use of electron microscopy requires expertise in experiment planning, specimen processing, thin sectioning, microscope operation, and ultrastructural analysis. The staff of the facility is available to provide this expertise and, if desired, to help the researcher acquire these skills. Work is provided on a fee-for-service basis. Below is general information about using EM in your research.
Specimens can be submitted directly to the EM facility as described below. However, for new experiments or for inexperienced researchers it is best to consult with the facility staff to insure that specimen preparation is optimized. A brief meeting between the Resource staff and the researchers laboratory to iron out details can be arranged by contacting the director. This meeting can help determine feasibility, provide suggestions for optimal use of the resource, and alert the resource staff to unique details of specimen preparation for your project.