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Electron Microscopy Laboratory (EML)

Providing Electron Microscopy services to the NIH biomedical research community with rapid turnaround time and the highest quality image data

Laboratory Overview

The EML offers investigators access to unique expertise and EM technologies that allow our partners to explore new avenues of research in order to enhance the knowledge of biological systems. To assist our customers, we provide complete specimen preparation service which includes shipment of fixative, processing, embedding, sectioning and imaging of samples. If desired, investigators can also discuss the design of custom protocols tailored to their specific needs.  To see the core services the EML provides please go to the EML Services page.

Core Capabilities

The EML provides Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) services as well as expertise in the following specialized areas: Immunoelectron microscopy, cryo-electron microscopy, negative stain analysis, ultrastructure analysis and virus particle characterization.

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Instrumentation

The EM Lab suite includes four transmission electron microscopes and two scanning electron microscopes. Supporting equipment includes an FEI Vitrobot, four ultramicrotomes, a high resolution sputter coater and light microscopes with digital capture capability.  Click here to learn more.

Image Gallery

To view image data produced by the EML please click here.

Page last updated March 26, 2014 @ 2:13 pm