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. Drop by room 4806, 4th floor, Medical School Building 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. If you used the Operetta, you must acknowledge it and grant S10 OD021723. 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.

Inner ear sensory epithelium (Corwin lab)

Microscopic Imaging Interest Group

The interest group is to serve as a platform to bring together both 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. Register here>>