About Us

Started in 2014, the MEMC is dedicated to transmission electron microscopy including traditional TEM, electron cryomicroscopy (cryoEM), electron cryotomography (cryoET), and electron diffraction of microcrystals (microED). It houses four electron microscopes: a 300kV Titan Krios a 200kV Glacios, a 200kV F20, and a 120kV Spirit. These microscopes are available to researchers either for direct use, or aided by MEMC personnel, to collect data aimed at high-resolution structural biology projects.


Our Goal

The goal of the UVA SOM Shared Research Resource Cores is to provide researchers with access to state-of-the-art instrumentation, technology and scientific expertise for the communal advantage of our institution’s investigators, so that they can effectively carry out the research mission of the University. The Molecular Electron Microscopy Core (MEMC) supports this by providing access to the best electron microscopes available.