A searchable database of core laboratory facilities. Core Facilities
Please note that the Harvard Catalyst apps that use eCommons authentication are unaffected by the recent login changes made by Harvard University.

Conventional Electron Microscopy Facility (HMS)

Director: Ericsson, Maria, B.S.

Location: Goldenson Building 323, 220 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Core Summary:

The Harvard Medical School EM Facility is a fee-for-service core facility open to all researchers. The Facility provides services and supervision in Transmission Electron Microscopy.

  • Harvard Medical School
Personnel/Contact Information:

Director: Ericsson, Maria, B.S.
Phone: (617) 432-1698

Member: Trakimas, Louise
Phone: (617) 432-1693

Member: Benecchi, Elizabeth
Phone: (617) 432-1693

Member: General Inquiries
Phone: (617) 432-1698

Facilities and Equipment:

Location of Core: Goldenson Building 323, 220 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Major Equipment:

  • Edwards Auto 306 vacuum evaporator
  • JEOL 1200EX electron microscope
  • Leica EM AFS-2
  • Leica EM PACT-2 high pressure freezer
  • Nikon Eclipse E600 microscope
  • Reichert cryo-ultramicrotome
  • Reichert knifemaker
  • Reichert Ultracut-S microtome
  • Reichert Ultratrim microtome
  • Tecnai G² Spirit BioTWIN electron microscope
  • Electron microscope access

  • Embedding specimens in resin

  • Freeze substitution followed by resin embedding

  • High pressure freezing service

  • Negative staining of small particles

    E.g., purified viruses and proteins.

  • Section immunolabeling service

    Resin and frozen.

  • Training in electron microscope operation

  • Ultrathin frozen sectioning service

  • Ultrathin sectioning of resin embedded specimens service

Departmental Web Link(s):

Last updated: 2017-03-15T16:14:55.502-05:00