Electron Microscopy Core Facility

Covid-19 Update:

The Electron Microscopy Core Facility is open to process and image research samples with a few additional safety precautions. Face masks must be worn at all times in the lab. Samples are not to be handed off in person, but placed in the sample drop off box that we have set up outside the lab. Absolutely DO NOT bring us samples if you or anyone else in your lab is feeling ill. If requested, imaging can be performed alone by Tom, Nick, or Sue. Users can coordinate with them to describe how many images are needed, at what magnifications, and what areas are of interest to the study. Images will then be uploaded and shared on Box. Users that are trained to operate the microscopes independently will still be allowed to come in and collect data; however, they must contact either Tom or Nick and schedule an appointment so that the instruments can be properly disinfected between users. Again, DO NOT enter the lab if you are feeling at all ill. If you have any questions regarding these updated procedures, please feel free to contact us during normal business hours. Contact numbers are listed below:

Tom Bargar: 402-525-6874
Nick Conoan: 402-708-6855

Thank you,
EMCF staff


The University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Electron Microscopy Core Facility (EMCF) provides instrumentation and technical assistance to research programs utilizing Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM).  The EMCF is available to all University of Nebraska personnel, as well as outside institutions and industrial users. The Director and two full-time Electron Microscopy Specialists are available for consultation and service.  The facility is supported, in part, by user fees to cover supplies, instrument time and the EM Specialists' time to carry out any part of a project.


Any interested groups or individuals in the Omaha area may schedule a tour of the Electron Microscopy Core Facility by contacting the EMCF staff. 

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