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Core Facilities: Transmission Electron Microscopy Core Facility

About the Transmission Electron Microscopy Core Facility

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
Lois Pope LIFE Center Building Room 5-23A

Phone: (305) 243-7137
Please email questions to: valmeida@miami.edu

Vania Almeida
Lab: (305) 243-7137
Scope: (305) 243-8942

The TEM Core offers a variety of services, starting with the preparation of the sample for electron microscopy, to semi-thin and thin sectioning, to the final imaging.  The laboratory can be found on the 5th floor of the Lois Pope LIFE Center (Room 5-23/24) while the two JEOL JEM-1400 transmission electron microscopes are located on the 4th floor (Room 4-34).

TEM CORE SERVICES

  • Embedding (up to 4 samples) = $250.00 ($50.00 charge per each additional sample).
  • Cutting semi-thin (1µm) sections stained with toluidine blue = $70.00/sample.
  • Cutting semi-thin (1µm) sections stained with toluidine and cutting thin sections (100nm) for grids with contrast staining = $120.00/sample.
  • Scoping session (“beam time”) on the JEOL JEM-1400 with TEM Core staff assistance $160.00/hour (billed in 15min increments).
  • Independent user: $100.00/hour (the training fee is the same as beam time with TEM Core staff assistance).
  • Technical time for loading grids with exosomes and nanoparticles: $60.00/hour.