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 (9)
SEM Sample Processing (7)
TEM Sample Processing (14)

Members at Mid-Atlantic Shared Services Consortium

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Service

State-of-the-art statistical science, expert statistical analysis and sound statistical reporting

Susan Holt sholt@som.umaryland.edu (410) 706-8505
Confocal Microscopy Core

Equipment and expertise to assist investigators in applying advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques to their research.

Joseph Mauban, PhD jmauban@som.umaryland.edu 410-706-6170
Core for Translational Research in Imaging (CTRIM)

State-of-the-art technology for animal imaging at the molecular, cellular and systemic level. Services for in-vivo and ex-vivo cross-sectional and functional imaging using MRI, MR-g-FUS, PET, and CT.

Jiachen Zhuo jzhuo@umm.edu (410) 328-6443
Electron Microscopy Core Imaging Facility

‌‌‌‌‌Transmission Electron Microscope, Scanning Electron Microscope, SEM CryoTransfer & Chamber, High Pressure Freezer, Freeze Substitution System, Grid Plunger, CryoUltramicrotome, Gatan 626 cryo holder

Ru-Ching Hsia, PhD rhsia@umaryland.edu 410-7067992
Flow Cytometry Core

Sample acquisition on three analytical flow cytometers, expert data analysis, experimental planning and consultation and perform cell sorting on two high speed cell sorters.</p>

Karen Underwood, BS Flowcore@som.umaryland.edu 410-706-2173
Genomics Core Facility - Formerly Biopolymer Core Facility

DNA Sequencing, Cell Line Authentication, Gene Expression Microarray, Genotyping and more

Nicholas Ambulos, PhD nambulos@som.umaryland.edu 410-706-60665
Mass Spectrometry Center

Strives to accelerate discovery by providing investigators, on campus and beyond, access to cutting-edge technologies in mass spectrometry. Expetise from basic biology and medicine to technology development and translational research

Maureen A. Kane mkane@rx.umaryland.edu 410-706-5097
Pathology Biorepository Shared Service (PBSS)

Provides the collection of high quality banked patient samples while maintaining patient confidentiality. PBSS also provides pathology, histology, & histotechnology consultation services to assist principal investigators in the procurement, analyses, & clinicopathologic correlation of human tissue

Ashley Cellini, P.A. (ASCP) acellini@som.umaryland.edu 410-706-2174
Translational Laboratory Shared Service (UMGCC)

Pre-clinical and clinical experimental support to basic researchers and physicians. We work in areas across the entire spectrum: cell biology, in vitro, in vivo and human trials.

Rena Lapidus, PhD RLapidus@som.umaryland.edu 410-328-8092
Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Non-iLab, JHU SKCCC Core Facilities

Jeff Smith smithje@jhmi.edu
SKCCC IRAT Core (Image Response Assessment Team)

Michael Jacobs mjacobs8@jhmi.edu
SKCCC Immune Monitoring Core (formerly Human Immunology)

Christopher Thoburn cthoburn@jhmi.edu 410-955-8568
SKCCC Specimen Accessioning Core

Robin Stewart rstewa43@jhmi.edu 410 502-0674
SKCCC Analytical Pharmacology Core

Michelle Rudek Mrudek2@jhmi.edu 410-614-6321
SKCCC Animal Resources

Eric Davis edavisa@jhmi.edu 410-502-9544
SKCCC Cell Imaging Facility

Lillian Dasko-Vincent ldaskov1@jhmi.edu 410-614-4414
SKCCC Common Equipment Core

Eric Davis edavisa@jhmi.edu
SKCCC Cytogenetics Core Facility

Laura Morsberger lmorsber@jhmi.edu
SKCCC Experimental Irradiator Core

Esteban Velarde evelard2@jhmi.edu
SKCCC Flow Cytometry Core

Julie Nauroth jnaurot1@jhmi.edu 443-287-3952
SKCCC Microarray Core

Wayne Yu wyu8@jhmi.edu 410-502-7970
SKCCC Next Generation Sequencing Core

Lauren Ciotti ECGC@jhmi.edu 443-287-7341

University of Virginia

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Advanced Microscopy Facility Stacey Criswell sjm7r@virginia.edu 434-924-2524
BioNMR Facility
Biomolecular Analysis Facility
Biorepository and Tissue Research Facility (BTRF) Craig Rumpel, MS crumpel@virginia.edu 434-982-6453
Flow Cytometry Core Facility FCCF Core Email fccf-staff2@virginia.edu
Genetically Engineered Murine Model (GEMM) Core
Merry X-Ray Leslie Yowell lfy8p@virginia.edu (434) 243-6051
Metabolomics Lipidomics Shared Resource Todd Fox tfox@virginia.edu 434-297-6516
MolMart & Tissue Culture Facility Linda Beggerly lkb7h@virginia.edu 434 924 9211
Molecular Electron Microscopy Core Kelly Dryden kdryden@virginia.edu 434.982.0525
Molecular Imaging Core Jack Roy jrr5a@virginia.edu (434) 243-9232
Office of Research Core Administration Alicia Johnson af7sb@virginia.edu 434-982-6565
SOM Clinical Research Unit (CRU)
Stem Cell Core Arazdordi Toumadje AT5KH@virginia.edu 434-297-5302
Surgical Skills Training Center Dana Davis Sikon dds4g@eservices.virginia.edu 434-924-6854

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