Central Electron Microscopy Facility

Facility Personnel

For inquiries regarding electron microscopy contact:

Stephen M. King
Director
Phone: 860-679-3347
sking@nso2.uchc.edu

Maya Yankova
Research Assistant
Phone: 860-679-2395
yankova@neuron.uchc.edu

The Central Electron Microscope Facility (CEMF) is a UConn Health-supported research facility providing electron microscopy research service for faculty, students and extramural users. The CEMF occupies approximately 1,800 sq. ft. of space on B level of the main UConn Health building (rooms AB027 and AB031). The CEMF has three recently installed electron microscopes (EMs) equipped with digital imaging capabilities: a Hitachi H-7650 transmission EM, a JEOL JSM-5900LV scanning EM and a Zeiss Sigma Gemini HV field emission Scanning EM. Sample preparation instruments include ultramicrotomes, vacuum evaporator, sputter coater, critical point dryer, high pressure freezer, freeze substitution system and ion beam coater. The electron microscopes and other instruments also are available for use by experienced faculty or students. Training is available on an individual basis or in a formal graduate course offered every other year.

Services Available

  • Complete processing, examination and photography of TEM (thin-sections) and SEM specimens negative staining
  • Negative staining of particulate samples
  • Cryosectioning
  • Immunofluorescence and immunogold labeling
  • Freeze-fracture
  • Rotary shadow

Electron Microscopy Fee Schedule

The indicated prices are the in-house rates for investigators at UConn Health. Please inquire for rates for external users.

One Sample

Each Additional

TEM (Complete Processing) $276 $114
SEM (Biological) $300 $110
Negative Stain $105 $60
TEM Immunogold Label $289 $173
TEM/SEM Instrument Time $64 per hour
TEM/SEM with Operator $105 per hour
Other Instruments variable
Instruction $42 per hour
Other Services please inquire