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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.

Institutions:
  • Harvard Medical School
Personnel/Contact Information:

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

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

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

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
Services:
  • 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


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