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Electron Microscopy Core Imaging Facility

Overview of Services

The Electron Microscopy Core Imaging Facility (EMCIF) provides electron microscopy related research and imaging services to all faculty and staff of the University of Maryland campus and the academic and industrial community in the Washington D.C. and Baltimore areas. The EMCIF is jointly sponsored by the School of Dentistry and the School of Medicine and overseen by a steering committee consisting of faculty members from both schools.


All services are available to anyone, academic or private users, with an interest in electron microscopy.


Contact Tom McHugh or Sanjay Uchil with any questions or issues experienced related to the use of this online system for ordering equipment time and services.  

Please see "How to PDF" for a short explanation or how to place orders: Schedule Equipment Time & Request Services (Help Manual)



Ru-Ching Hsia, PhD, Director

Location and Hours of Operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday 

9 am to 5 pm

*for off hour reservations, please contact the core       

660 W. Redwood St.

Room 696

Baltimore, MD  21201

Links and Resources

Schedule Equipment Time & Request Services (Help Manual)

University of Maryland - Electron Microscopy Core

Direction to visit EMCIF at UMB campus

Guide to access EMCIF image server


Name Role Phone Email Location
Ru-Ching Hsia, PhD
Howard Hall RM 696
John Strong
Technical Staff
Howard Hall Rm 696
Patricia Marques
Technical Staff
Howard Hall Rm 696

Service list

Search available services: View: by category alphabetically
Cryo EM Sample Processing (3)
Immuno EM (7)
Instrument Usage & Training (12)
SEM Sample Processing (7)
TEM Sample Processing (14)


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