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  • Training can only be done by an EMC staff member. No one else is allowed to train you to use the microscope. Please ask a staff member about getting trained.

  • Appointments are made for hour increments and are scheduled with a staff member.

  • The Office of Sponsored Programs Administration requires a signature for any charges applied to a MoCode. Upon visiting the EMC, please bring a signed/dated submission form with a MoCode - this form can be provided by a staff member or accessed here.

  • No data storage. Any data older than 30 days will be deleted. Please map this network drive (\\\emcore\userdata) to access your data (with Domain/pawprint and password) outside the EMC on campus. Here are printable instructions.

  • We will not be responsibile for storing your samples. Any samples older than 30 days will be disposed. If you need your samples stored for more than 30 days, please email Tommi White.

  • There will be no unauthorized demos performed within the EMC without the Associate Director's consent


  • What should I wear to work in the EMC?
  • Its cold down here, bring a jacket. Also, if you are working in the labs with chemicals you should wear proper personal protective equipment (gloves, goggles) as well as long pants and close-toed shoes.

  • Can I schedule less than an hour?
  • No, appointments on the microscopes are scheduled for hour increments, please contact a staff member to schedule your appointment.

  • How long will it take to get my biological specimens processed to image them with TEM?
  • Normally, it takes ~2 weeks to prepare specimens for imaging with the TEM. Sometimes we have many samples that need processing so it could be longer. Rush samples