Established in 1985, the RCMI Electron Microscopy Core facility provides complete scanning and transmission services, from specimen fixation/dehydration/critical point drying/ embedding/polymerization/ block trimming/sectioning/slide-making/formvar-coating, to examination and documentation of prepared samples utilizing JEOL 820 scanning and JEOL 1200EX transmission electron microscopes.
Role: Lab Technician
Specimen Coater for Scanning Electron Imaging
Equipment for drying biological specimens for Scanning Electron Imaging
Equipment for cutting and trimming sections from cured resin blocks
Electron microscopy negatives are developed and scanned onto CD for the investigator.
"Examination and documentation of prepared specimens utilizing Transmission and/or Scanning Electron Microscope."
"Complete preparation of samples (i.e. fixation, dehydration, critical point drying, sputter coating, embedding, polymerization, knife-making, trimming, H/E slide-preparation, sectioning, formvar-coated grid preparation and