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Research Electron Microscopy Service

The Facility provides services in specimen collection, fixation, immunocytochemical staining and preparation for ultrastructural analyses using transmission electron microscopy.

Services Provided

  • Specimen collection and fixation (including small rodent perfusions or immersion fixation of cells or tissue).
  • Vibratome sectioning of fixed tissue blocks.
  • Pre-embedding immunolabeling of free floating vibratome sections of cultured cells.
  • Embedding sections or cells in resin.
  • Ultrathin sectioning of resin embedded tissues onto single hole slot grids (so that the entire area of tissue is unobscured unlike the case with wire mesh grids).
  • Ultrastructural analyses/documentation by high quality electron micrographs using an FEI Tecnai 12 BioTwin transmission electron microscope.

Electron Microscopy Fees

FY17 Internal External Sponsored External Non-Sponsored
Live animal Embedding only 356.88 597.77 734.94
Embedding & Immuno 614.05 1028.53 1274.33
Tissue Embedding only 312.62 523.64 641.82
Embedding & Immuno 569.79 954.40 1181.21

More Information

For information on use of the facility, capabilities, or specimen preparation, contact:

Klara Szigeti-Buck,, 203-785-4015

Marya Shanabrough,, 203-785-6426