About the Robert P. Apkarian Integrated Electron Microscopy Core

About the Robert P. Apkarian Integrated Electron Microscopy Core

The Robert P. Apkarian Integrated Electron Microscopy Core (IEMC, http://www.cores.emory.edu/iemc/ ) at Emory University provides electron microscopy (EM) training and services to academic, clinical, and industry users. The IEMC is located at two sites on the Emory University. Cherry L. Emerson Hall site provides services and training that include traditional transmission electron microscopy and cryo-electron tomography (Cryo-ET). The Biochemistry Connector site provides services and training in single particle cryo electron microscopy (Cryo-EM).

Services provided by the IEMC include:

  • Conventional TEM & SEM imaging of biological and materials science specimens
  • Cryo-high resolution SEM (cryo-HRSEM) imaging of frozen-hydrated specimens
  • Cryo-tomography Field Emission TEM
  • Conventional light microscope imaging
  • Negative staining
  • Standard EM & LM sample embedding
  • Standard ultrathin and semithin microtomy
  • Cryo-ultramicrotomy
  • High pressure freezing (HPF) and self-pressurized rapid freezing (SPRF)
  • Cryo-substitution and embedding
  • Ultrathin metal film coating
  • EM and LM immunocytochemistry
  • Basic image analysis and image processing for grants and publications
  • Negative stain single particle EM
  • Cryo-EM specimen preparation
  • High resolution Single particle Cryo-EM

 

Please contact us at EMCore@emory.edu for additional information.

Personnel

Cherry Emerson Location

Ricardo Guerrero-Ferreira, PhD

Core Director

Vincent Conticello, PhD

Scientific Director

Hong Yi, MS Technical Director
Arthur McCanna EM Engineer

Bioconnector Location

Puneet Juneja, PhD Core Director
Bo Liang, PhD Scientific Director