Electron Microscopy Center

Overview of Services

The IU Bloomington Electron Microscopy Center (IUB EMC) was established in 2013 as the unification of two separate EM facilities that co-operated but that were not organizationally unified. The unified facility houses four transmission electron microscopes (TEM's) and a scanning electron microscope (SEM) outfitted for serial block face SEM imaging.  We also house sample preparation equipment for both conventional and cryoEM, including a high pressure freezer, an automated freeze substitution machine and an assortment of ultramicrotomes.  In addition to TEM sample preparation equipment, the center also has equipment for SEM sample preparation that includes a critical point drier and sputter coating device.  The expertise of the four staff members covers all the areas mentioned above, and extends to the computational analysis necessary for the three-dimensional reconstruction work associated with cryoEM.  The staff of the IUB EMC provides all equipment training for users, who can then reserve instruments on a fee-for-use basis.  The staff also collects data and does data analysis for people when requested.  This fee-for-service work involves charges for both any equipment used as well as for the time the staff spends doing the work.  Finally, the IUB EMC is currently working with the IUB Pervasive Technology Institute to devise a web-based robust and permanent data storage tool for all data collected in the EMC.

Leadership

Roger Innes
Faculty Director
812-855-2219
rinnes@indiana.edu

Steve Tait
Faculty Director
812-855-1302
tait@indiana.edu

David Morgan
Staff Director
812-856-1457
dagmorga@indiana.edu

Location and hours of operation

Hours Locations

 

Facility Hours: 24/7

Staffed Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm

 

Myers Hall
Room 040
915 E 3rd St.
Bloomington,   IN 47405

 

Simon Hall
Rooms 032, 034 & 041
212 S. Hawthorne Dr.
Bloomington,   IN 47405

Links and Resources

  1. IUB Electron Microscopy Center Website

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
David Morgan
Staff Director
 
812-856-1457
 
dagmorga@indiana.edu
 
SI 047E
 
Barry Stein
Staff Scientist
 
812-855-7424
 
bstein@indiana.edu
 
MY 040
 
Xun Zhan
Staff Scientist
 
812-855-4963
 
zhanxun@indiana.edu
 
SI 047D
 
Giovanni Gonzalez-Gutierrez
Staff Scientist
 
812-856-7505
 
giovgonz@indiana.ledu
 
SI 005A
 

Available Equipment and Resources

Imaging Tools (4)

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