About our work
The Transmission Electron Microscopy Unit is part of the Biological Imaging Core Facility.
Facilities and Equipment
The Transmission Electron Microscopy Unit (TEM Unit), located in building 6 on the NIH main campus, is a fully equipped lab that provides the ultrastructural needs of the institute’s researchers and their collaborators. Our equipment includes a JEOL JEM-1010 transmission electron microscope (TEM), a Leica UC6 ultramicrotome, and AMT digital camera mounted on the TEM. We aim to provide the highest quality microscopy and analytical consultation to our users and collaborators.
- Provides various fixatives as appropriate
- Embedding of specimens in epoxy or acrylic resins
- Ultrathin sectioning of resin embedded specimens
- Immunolabeling of acrylic-embedded tissues
- Negative staining of whole mounts such as purified exosomes, proteins, viruses, vesicles…etc.
- Training in EM sample preparation techniques and electron microscope operation