Advanced Microscopy Facility

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Advanced Microscopy Facility

A state-of-the art service and user facility in the heart of the University's biomedical research community providing electron and light microscopy imaging technologies for basic scientists, physicians, and students.

The facility provides:

  • access to electron and light microscopes
  • training in microscope use
  • a full range of TEM and SEM sample preparatory services
  • consultation regarding microscopy applications in biomedical investigations.

The Facility can perform microscopy services for researchers, or train researchers to perform their own imaging.

The Advanced Microscopy Facility, started in 1979, is supported by the University of Virginia School of Medicine and by a National Cancer Institute Cancer Center Support Grant to the University of Virginia. Typically 72 investigators from 44 different departments/divisions use the facility each year.

Drop by room 4806, 4th floor, Old Medical School or call us at 434.924.2524

Outstanding Core Award

The Office of Research Core Administration presented the 2012 award to the Advanced Microscopy Facility for its outstanding service to many investigators and adding two new instruments. AMF received this award previously in 2004.

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New Director

Dr. Yalin Wang, previously manager of the electron microscopy facility at Janelia Farm Research Campus of Howard Hughes Medical Institute, is the new director of the Advanced Microscopy Facility.