Department of MCD Biology, Campus Box 347, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309,

The CU-Boulder Electron Microscopy Service provides access to a full range of transmission electron microscopy imaging services including conventional TEM, electron tomography and cryo-electron microscopy.

The facility carries on the missions of the former Boulder Laboratory for 3D Electron Microscopy of Cells and the MCDB Electron Microscopy Service. Collectively, we have pioneered 3-dimensional imaging of cell and molecular structure by electron tomography and the use of state of the art cryofixation methods by freeze-substitution, freeze-fracture and cryo-EM of vitrified samples.

Supported specimen preparation services include negative staining, chemical fixation, high pressure freezing, freeze-substitution, plastic- and cryo-sectioning, immuno-labeling, freeze-fracture and low-angle rotary shadowing.

We welcome investigators from all of the University of Colorado campuses, other academic institutions and the private sector. Users may be trained to operate the microscopes and specimen preparation equipment independently or with assistance from our staff.

We are also happy to offer full specimen preparation and imaging services, particularly to those at other institutions who may not have access to this technology.

Contact the Facility

Department of MCD Biology
Campus Box 347
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309


Last updated: 2018-07-12