(Formerly known as BioMedical Imaging Core)

The Electron Microscopy Resource Laboratory (EMRL) at Penn is a research facility dedicated to facilitating cellular and molecular imaging of biological samples by electron microscopy (EM).

The primary goal of the EMRL is to promote biomedical research utilizing EM imaging. Our staff has decades of experience in sample preparation and imaging. EMRL offers users a full spectrum of both transmission EM and scanning EM services. These services include: specimen preparation (standard fixation and cryogenic preservation, embedding, and sectioning), operation of equipment, data acquisition, data interpretation, and instruction on all aspects of EM analysis. We also offer assistance on the preparation of manuscript and grant applications that incorporate various forms of EM analysis.

The EMRL is a full service, shared resource facility dedicated to all the life sciences research programs on the Penn campus and its affiliated institutions. Our operational costs are covered from our fee for service offerings, the Perelman School of Medicine, and the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics.