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Electron Microscopy Core (BIDMC)

Director: Hagen, Susan J., Ph.D.

Location: Gryzmish Building, Room B-005, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Core Summary:

The EM Core at BIDMC provides service, technical assistance, and instrumentation for electron microscopy techniques.

Because EM projects can be extensive and expensive, the EM Core Facility invites all researchers to meet with core staff before a project is started to discuss the scope of the project, how to procure and fix tissues, time line, budgetary concerns, and any other general issues which might arise.

1. Contact the EM core facility staff to schedule an initial meeting. During this meeting, the scientific objectives and experimental details of your project are discussed. Please bring relevant articles that explain the project and any techniques you may be trying to reproduce. Core staff will work with you to design the EM study and schedule work.

2. Users have the option to choose service work (a) or independent usage (b). Please note: The EM core does not offer independent use of core microtomy equipment so the sections must be cut by core staff or elsewhere.

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Personnel/Contact Information:

Director: Hagen, Susan J., Ph.D.
Phone: (617) 667-5308

Member: Calhoun, Andrea
Role: EM Specialist
Phone: (617) 667-4188

Member: General Inquiries

Facilities and Equipment:

Location of Core: Gryzmish Building, Room B-005, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Major Equipment:

  • Bal-Tec Med 020 high vacuum coating system
  • JEOL 1400 transmission electron microscope
  • Leica glass knife breaker
  • Leica Ultracut E Ultramicrotome
  • Leica Ultracut S Cryo-Ultramicrotome
  • Contrast staining

  • Electron microscopy consultation service

    Service includes consultation on special project design for routine electron microscopy.

  • Image analysis

  • Thick/thin sectioning

  • Tissue preparation

  • Tissue processing

  • Use of electron microscope

    Includes guided or independent use.

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Last updated: 2013-06-12T15:00:34.359-05:00