Electron Microscopy Laboratory

Overview of Services

The Electron Microscopy Laboratory offers the tools and technical expertise for research and training in microscopy with both light and electron microscopes. We maintain and operate electron microscopes (TEM and SEM with EDS), a confocal laser scanning microscope, and the ancillary equipment needed for the preparation of specimens for EM and other microscopy. Our multiple light microscopes encompass optics for bright-field, phase-contrast, differential-interference, and fluorescence imaging.

Technical Services:

• Microscope operation—full operation of all electron and light microscopes.
• Specimen preservation by chemical and microwave-enhanced fixation.
• Specimen embedment in media suitable for TEM or light microscopy.
• Critical-point-drying of specimens for SEM.
• Metal coating of specimens by evaporative or sputter technology.
• Consulting on techniques of microscopy

Leadership

Emma Perry, Ph.D.
Microscopy Lab Manager
207-581-2566  
emma.perry@maine.edu

Megan Tardif 
CORE Senior Financial Manager
207-581-1225 
megan.tardif@maine.edu

David Evanoff, Ph.D.
CORE Operations Manager
207-581-2251
david.evanoff@maine.edu

Christopher Boynton
CORE Interim Director
207-581-1472
christopher.boynton@maine.edu

 

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday 
8 AM - 4:30 PM  

11 Murray Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469

 

Links and Resources

  1. Electron Microscopy Core Website

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Emma Perry
Microscopy Laboratory Manager
 
207-581-2566
 
emma.perry@maine.edu
 
11 Murray Hall
 

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