CLAS: Bioimaging Facility (Electron Microscopy Division)

Equipment/facility: Facility

  • Location

    United States

Description

The Electron Microscopy (EM) division of the CLAS Bioimaging Facility is supervised by Associate Professor Robert Roberson and laboratory manager David Lowry. The laboratory is located in a purpose-designed suite in the sub-basement of the Life Sciences C-wing building. The entire lab area of more than 1400 square feet has a vibration-isolation floor, which is critical for EM analysis. Interior space consists of 5 rooms containing microscopes and ultramicrotomes, a preparation lab with fume hood for chemical procedures and sample processing, and a room which houses a specialized instrument designed for high-pressure freezing of samples at liquid nitrogen temperatures. In addition to the life sciences community, the lab provides services to both on-campus and off-campus researchers from various disciplines that may require EM.

Resources:
-BalTec FSU freeze-substitution unit
-BalTec HPM010 high-pressure freezer
-Balzers critical point dryer
-Denton TSC carbon evaporator/sputter coater
-EM lab materials
-EM technical assistance
-JEOL 1200EX TEM
-JEOL JSM6300 SEM
-Leica Ultracut R microtome
-Millrock Technology BT-48 freeze dryer
-Phillips CM 12 TEM
-Reichert Ultracut E microtome
-Technics sputter coater

Contact: David Lowry

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Electron microscopy
Transmission electron microscopy
Fumes
Liquid nitrogen
Evaporators
Freezing
Microscopes
Managers
Substitution reactions
Carbon
Scanning electron microscopy
Processing
Temperature