Electron Microscopy

Overview of Services

The Electron Microscopy Service is a component of  Histopathology Sciences. We provide a variety of techniques and services for the Research Staff and outside users on a fee-for-service basis. These include, but are not limited to:

  •     All aspects of tissue preparation
  •     Fixation
  •     Processing
  •     Numerous routine and special procedures

Specialized Electron Microscopy techniques offered include:

  •     Immunogold Labelling
  •     Ultrathin Cryosectioning
  •     Microarray Sectioning

We routinely process tissues for ultrastructural examination and provide technical assistance with procedures ranging from tissue fixation through the examination and analysis of specimens on the Scanning or Transmission Electron Microscopes (SEM, TEM).  We provide personalized service for each investigator. Preparation for both scanning and transmission electron microscopy is available.

Before initiating an EM project, you should talk to Pete Finger (the EM Manager) or Lesley Bechtold (Histopathology Sciences Senior Manager) so that the optimum preparation of your tissue or cells takes place. Fixatives and buffers are freshly prepared for each project by EM Service staff. You are encouraged to provide Pete or Lesley with as much information, references, etc. that you feel would be helpful to your EM research.

Key Contacts

Lesley Bechtold
Sr Manager, Histopathology & Microscopy Sciences
Phone: 207-288-6322
Email: lesley.bechtold@jax.org


Pete Finger
Manager, Electron Microscopy Service
Phone: 207-288-6337
Email: pete.finger@jax.org


Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Hours Staffed:

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Hours Open:


600 Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Links and Resources

  1. The Jackson Laboratory Website