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UVM Microscopy Imaging Center

Overview of Services

 

 The Microscopy Imaging Center (MIC), is a Larner College of Medicine Core Facility designed as a multi-user resource for the collection and analysis of biological images for clinical and research applications. The MIC consists of 11 microscopy-based imaging systems. At the light and electron microscopic levels, it provides state of the art, quality assured, morphologically oriented services. The MIC is operated on a fee for service basis and provides professional consultation and assistance with equipment use, experimental design and interpretation. We are located in Room 150 of the Firestone Medical Research Building.

 

 Please use the following link to view our website: http://www.med.uvm.edu/mic

 

Announcements:

The Microscope Imaging Center is now open and is located in FMRB. All MIC equipment has been moved and is operational. Please plan accordingly and contact MIC staff with any questions.

 

 

Getting Started

 

 

MIC Safety Policy:

Lab Safety Training Documentation:

MIC requires that all users submit their Risk Management safety training transcript and CITI trainings as a PDF or a screenshot before using the MIC core independently. Please submit transcripts by attaching them to a New User Request form or MIC Biosafety Assessment form in iLab (detailed instructions below). Access to equipment schedules in iLab will not be granted until safety training transcripts are received.

Reminder of safety training requirements at UVM:

Trainings #1-6 are required for all UVM lab workers.

Training #7 is required yearly.

Trainings #9-11 are dependent on your lab’s BSL designation and the work/samples you are bringing into the MIC & CBSR.

Training #8 is required for use of any laser-based microscope. 

Course

Type

Requirement

1.       Emergency response for lab workers

classroom training

all UVM lab workers - once

2.       Keeping lab safe

classroom training

all UVM lab workers - once

3.       Laboratory Safety Roles and Responsibilities

online through Risk Management

all UVM lab workers - once

4.       Chemical Safety in the Laboratory

online through Risk Management

all UVM lab workers - once

5.       Laboratory Chemical Waste Disposal

online through Risk Management

all UVM lab workers - once

6.       Laboratory Ventilation and Chemical Fume Hoods

online through Risk Management

all UVM lab workers - once

7.       Annual Refresher Training 2023

online through Risk Management

all UVM lab workers - annually after year of hire

 

8.       Laser Safety

 

online through Risk Management

 

Required for Nikon, Zeiss or Yokogawa confocals, STORM, AFM use

9.       CITI BSL (every 3yrs)

online through CITI

if you work in a BSL lab

 

10.    CITI OSHA BBP (annual)

 

online through CITI

Workers at risk for contact with human blood, tissues, primary cell lines or other potentially

infectious material (OPIM)

11.    CITI Nanotechnology

online through CITI

if your lab works with nanotechnology

https://www.uvm.edu/riskmanagement/train-and-inform-lab-personnel

Leadership

 Dr. Douglas Taatjes - Facility Director

 In an ongoing effort to balance rigor and reproducibility as we strive to provide excellent customer service to all of our clients, if you experience any service issues please email Douglas.Taatjes@med.uvm.edu directly

 

Location and hours of operation

 

Hours

Location

 

Normal Hours:

Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 5:00pm 

 

MIC Access (for trained users):

24/7

FMRB 150, 149 Beamount Ave
The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont
Burlington, VT  05405

Certifications

 

Rigor and Reproducibility

RRID

 

 

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Douglas J. Taatjes
Facility Director
 
802-656-0373
 
douglas.taatjes@med.uvm.edu
 
FMRB 150
 
Nicole DeLance
CBSR Business Manager
 
802-656-0813
 
nicole.delance@med.uvm.edu
 
FMRB 150
 
Amy Gilman
CBSR Administrative Assistant
 
802-656-0813
 
amy.gilman@med.uvm.edu
 
FMRB 150
 
Nicole Bouffard

 
802-656-0813
 
nicole.bouffard@med.uvm.edu
 
FMRB 150
 
Todd Clason

 
802-656-0413
 
tclason@uvm.edu
 
Given E015
 
Kyra Lee

 
802-656-0813
 
kyra.lee@med.uvm.edu
 
FMRB 150
 
Brad Vietje

 
802-656-0813
 
brad.vietje@med.uvm.edu
 
FMRB 150
 
Jamie Levis

 
802-656-0813
 
jamie.levis@med.uvm.edu
 
FMRB 150
 

Service Rates


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