Imaging Cores - Electron

 

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Overview of Services

Electron Microscopy

The Imaging Cores - Electron facility provides full Biological Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) related research, consultation, and imaging services to faculty, scientists and students at the University of Arizona campus and external research institutions or industrial community. Users bring to the Core fixed samples and we process them for TEM, ultramicrotomy (thick resin sections suitable for light microscopy and ultrathin sections for TEM), and digital images acquisition. Individual training is available to the users interested in operating the FEI Tecnai G2 Spirit BT transmission electron microscope to obtain their own images and the ultramicrotomes to section their samples upon request. We are also available to support you in planning for future experiments, writing grants, publications and collaborations.

 Acknowledging the Imaging Cores - Electron:

The facility and staff provide access to instrumentation and services and guidance to users' research. Proper acknowledgement of the core and staff serves as a metric for assessing the performance of the facility and to ensure and impact financial support for operations and expansion from the UA administration. Please acknowledge the core and the staff in your publications accordingly, we will supply appropriate verbiage.

 

 Note: As of February 1, 2022 the optical microscopy aspect of this core was rolled into Imaging Cores – Marley, which was re-named Imaging Cores - Optical. No optical microscopes or workstations were physically moved from their current locations, the imaging cores were simply re-aligned and re-named around their functions rather than their locations. IC-Optical operates in the Marley and Life Sciences North buildings with the same personalized service that you have come to expect from Patty Jansma and Doug Cromey.

Leadership

 

 

 Dr. Paula Tonino

 

 Binh Chau

 

Paula Tonino, PhD

TEM Scientist/Facility Manager
Phone: (520) 626-2670
Email: toninop@arizona.edu

Binh Chau, BS

EM Sample Prep Technician 
Phone: (520) 626-6009
Email: bchau@arizona.edu

 

Hours of Operation and Location

Hours

Location

Monday - Friday   
8:00AM - 5:00PM  

Life Sciences North
Room 410

Service Rates

Service Internal NonProfit/  Educational Profit
TEM Processing/sample $17.50 $26.86 $26.86
Staff labor/hr $50.00 $77.50 $77.50
Thick sections (block/sample) $37.50 $45.00 $58.00
Thin sections (block/sample) $75.00 $115.13 $115.13
Ultramicrotomes                                       Leica Ultracut UCT
Reichert-Jung Ultracut E
     
Training/hr $62 $62 $12
Assisted/hr $97 $97 $19.50
Unassisted/hr $97 $97 $19.50
FEI Tecnai G2 Spirit BT Transmission Electron Microscope      
Training/hr $110 $110 $60
Assisted/hr $171.50 $171.50 $94
Unassisted/hr $171.50 $171.50 $94

Link and Resources

  1. See us on the Microscopy Alliance Website
  2. The Imaging Cores - Electron Equipment Kiosk.

 

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Imaging Cores - Electron
General Facility Contact
 
520-626-6009
 
electronimaging@arizona.edu
 
Life Sciences North, Rm# 410
 
Core Facility Business Office
Billing Inquiries
 
520-621-4064
 
CoreBusiness@email.arizona.edu
 
Keating Room 200
 

Available Equipment and Resources

Name Price
FEI Tecnai G2 Spirit BT Transmission Electron Microscope  
Reichert-Jung Ultracut E Ultramicrotome  
Leica Ultracut UCT Ultramicrotome  
Zeiss Elyra S.1  
Unassisted Use Sun-Sat 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Internal $48.00 /hr
For-Profit $75.00 /hr
Assisted Use Mon-Fri 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Internal $98.00 /hr
For-Profit $152.50 /hr
Leica DMI6000  
Image Analysis Workstation  

Map


LIFE SCIENCES NORTH at the UA Health Sciences Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ, 85724


The ground floor entrances to this building all require previously authorized CatCard access. During
regular work hours the building can be easily accessed via the bridge connecting the building to the
College of Medicine. A floor plan map (opens in a new tab) is available.

 

 

NOTE: building access after hours is only available through the use of a previously authorized CatCard.