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Our Mission

Sharing equipment and expertise in electron microscopy for biology and material science


The Electron Microscopy Core's mission is to provide affordable access to electron microscopy and the associated techniques. We primarily serve the researchers of UCSD but also assist other academic institutions and corporations. Over the years, we have served more than 200 research groups and 50 companies from California and worldwide.

After consultation with the user, we adapt the sample preparation protocol to the specimen and application. We prepare samples, train, and assist users with image acquisition by transmission electron microscopy.

Our technical catalog uncovers the most popular EM methods for cellular and molecular biology.

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