Advanced Electron Microscopy Core Facility
Gordon Center for Integrated Science
929 E. 57th St.
Rooms: ESB07, ESB23 (Scope room)
Chicago, IL 60637
Jotham (Joe) Austin
The Advanced Electron Microscopy Facility develops techniques for preserving cellular structure with the highest degree of reliability. These techniques involve different methods for rapidly freezing our samples in order to halt structural and biochemical activity in a very short timeframe, thus preserving structure in the "live" state. Once the sample is preserved in the "live" state, it is then possible to study the ultrastructure of these samples using not only basic Electron Microscopy imaging techniques, but also state-of the-art techniques such as: 1) 3-D electron tomography, and 2) immuno-cytochemistry.