Life Science Microscopy Facility


We are now using iLab for reservations and billing click here

  Omniprobe Lift-out sample prep for TEM is installed! 

New Teneo SEM with Volumescope is being installed now (12/2017)

Click here to read about the amazing capabilities of this instrument.

The Life Science Microscopy Facility (LSMF) provides Purdue researchers access to state-of-the-art electron microscopy instrumentation and to provide service, consultation and training to assist scientists in achieving their research objectives.​

How to start a project.

Projects begin with a discussion. This is usually between the facility director and the researcher and ideally their mentor/PI. The goal of the discussion is to talk over the science questions of the project. Instrumentation needs and protocols come after that discussion. 

Please contact Chris Gilpin gilpin@purdue.edu or 47750 to arrange a meeting.

The first decision is will the work be done independantly or as a service.If independant then we will arrange training. Training is always one-on-one at a mutually agreeable time. Also the training is carried out with the users real samples. If service will be used then we will arrange which facility staff member will do the work and schedule receipt of samples.



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Aphid on a leaf - cryo SEM                                                  Fibroblast on collagen SEM
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Mitochondria in muscle - TEM                            Epithelial basement membrane - TEM
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Nanogold particle - TEM                             FFT of nanogold particle with 0.13nm resolution