The Department of Pathology's Core Imaging Laboratory is located at the School of Public Health, 683 Hoes Lane, Room 024 on Rutgers' Busch campus. The facility provides electron microscopy services, techniques and expertise for the current needs of the department and the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) family, including the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Cancer Institue of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Rutgers University, and private sector users.


We carry out a wide range of services from conventional electron microscopy to negative staining. The facility is organized to encourage the use of the equipment by individual users both within and outside the university. Individual and small-group instruction in the use of equipment and in electron microscopy techniques is provided to faculty, staff, post-doctoral fellows and residents. In addition, electron microscopy services are available for a set fee. Examples of some the services provided are: Routine sample preparation for transmission electron microscopy, including specimen preparation, specimen observation and image capturing, ultrathin sectioning and negative staining

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Those interested in Cryoelectron Microscopy please visit the Cryo-EM/ET core facility located in the Rutgers Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine.



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Electron Microscope Usage  per hour  $60.00  $72.00  $90.00 
Process and embed in resin  per sample  $40.00  $48.00  $60.00 
Thick sectioning  per sample $75.00  $90.00  $112.50 
Thin sectioning  per sample $75.00  $90.00  $112.50 
EM staff time  per hour  $75.00  $90.00  $112.50 
Negative staining  per hour  $75.00  $90.00  $112.50 
Glow Discharge per run  $10.00 $20.00 $30.00
Carbon coat  per run  $75.00  $90.00  $112.50 
Carbon coater usage  per hour  $45.00  $54.00  $67.50 
Grid boxes  each  $10.00  $12.00  $15.00 
Formvar / Carbon grids  each  $3.00  $3.60  $4.50 
Complete EM service  per sample $325 $390 $487.50
includes processing, sectioning, staff time, scope time for indiviual to use


Contact Information

Our Project Request form is available here: Project Request Form

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - Dept. of Patholgy & Lab Medicine
683 Hoes Lane SPH Room 024
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Contact: Raj Patel
Phone: (732) 235-4648
Fax: (732) 235-4819

Email: rpatel@rwjms.rutgers.edu

Sample Diagnostic Electron Micrographs