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Helping Investigators Achieve Their Research Goals

The UF College of Medicine Electron Microscopy (CoM EM) Core is based in the Division of Nephrology, Hypertension, and Renal Transplantation and has been in operation since 1998. We provide support for researchers from the University of Florida at large, as well as investigators outside of UF, who need ultrastructural methods for their projects, including access to equipment, consultation, training, and technical services.  The Director, Jill W.Verlander, DVM, and staff have decades of experience using ultrastructural methods in biomedical research.  All equipment and technical expertise needed for conventional transmission electron microscopy are available in the CoM EM Core. In addition to electron microscopy, we offer services related to the use of polyester wax embedding medium for immunohistochemistry.  Fees for services and equipment use are based on cost-recovery in accordance with federal guidelines.

EM Cover Image
Left: Toluidine-blue stained semithin section of mouse gastric epithelium, bright field microscopy
Middle: Mouse gastric parietal cell, showing canaliculus tubulovesicles and mitochondria, transmission electron microscopy (TEM)
Right: Apical region of rat proximal tubule with immunogold labeling for NaPi2c (arrows), TEM.