The Facility Provides a wide range of services for both the MIT/Whitehead
community as well as the general public.
- ImmunoEM Service
- Cryostat: Microtome
- Special Staining
All new users receive training for the instruments they wish to use.
Training- We are happy to train you on as many microscopes as you need to use. Refresher courses and advanced training are available for users previously trained.
Advice To ensure you get the most out of microscopy we are available for discussion about all aspects of your imaging - conceptual approaches, sample preparation, reagent purchases, image acquisition, troubleshooting and image processing and analysis. No question is too big or small; please contact us with any queries you have.
Collaboration - We are happy to have an active involvement in your research and provide intellectual and practical input towards the imaging aspects of your science. We are more than happy to perform imaging with you, to attend meetings with people involved in the project, and to read grant applications and drafts of papers. However we are a paid for use facility regardless of collaboration credits.
Image analysis - Post-acquisition image processing and analysis is an important part of modern microscopy. We can assist you with your analysis to ensure it is appropriate and optimal.
Help with lab equipment - If you need help with your lab microscope we might be able to assist (e.g. train you how to change the bulb).
How does training work?
We will show you how to use the microscope and software, often with a demo sample first and then with any samples you have. Once you feel comfortable, you can use the microscope whenever you like and request key access to the microscope you are trained on. We are happy to help you in the future with any problems you have or further training/assistance you require.