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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


Emma Perry, Ph.D.
Microscopy Lab Manager

Megan Tardif 
Director of CORE




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


Name Role Phone Email Location
Emma Perry
Microscopy Laboratory Manager
11 Murray Hall

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Microscopy and Image Analysis CORE (1)