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.

Inner ear sensory epithilium (Corwin lab)
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The Facility can perform microscopy services for researchers, or train researchers to perform their own imaging.
Drop by room 4806, 4th floor, Old Medical School or call us at 434.924.2524

Please acknowledge use of services and instruments in the AMF; e.g. "This work used (service and/or instrument name) in the Advanced Microscopy Facility which is supported by the University of Virginia School of Medicine."
If your work used the Zeiss SEM you must acknowledge use of that instrument and NIH SIG grant 1S10OD011966-01A1. The facility has a resource statement for inclusion in grant proposals.

The Advanced Microscopy Facility is supported through the University of Virginia Cancer Center National Cancer Institute P30 Center Grant.

Image of the Quarter

AMF invites users to submit images taken in the facility for consideration as Image of the Quarter. The user submitting the image selected will be awarded a $50 gift card. The facility will post the image on this website and in a gallery in the AMF hallway. Images can be submitted anytime and will be considered for the corresponding quarter depending on the time of submission.


Image of 3rd quarter 2014:

Scanning electron micrograph of the mouse cochlea region responding to low frequencies.
Taken by Jung-Bum Shin.


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Inner ear cells