Advanced Microscopy Facility

We are a state-of-the art service and user facility in the heart of UVA’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; and consultation regarding microscopy applications in biomedical investigations.


Microscopic Imaging Interest Group

The interest group is to serve as a platform to bring together users and developers of microscopy and encourage more communication and collaboration. The group will have regular seminars by internal and external imaging experts, journal clubs to follow advances in imaging technology, informal presentations and meetings on specific imaging techniques and data analysis

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Two Professors looking at the scan from a Electron Microscope

Facility Equipment

The facility has a variety of equipment that can be used including: Operetta high content imaging system, LSM 710, LSM 880, Olympus BX51, Olympus SZX12 and AIC-HHMI.
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Dr. Jeffrey Corwin with a microscope

Facility Services

The facility staff can perform services for researchers at the technical services rate, plus the instrument operation rate, or staff can train you so that you can operate instruments at the rates shown in the rates table.
Current Services

Rita Dove with her students at uva


Investigators are asked to 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.”The facility has a resource statement for inclusion in grant proposals.
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