Since 1988, NDSU's Electron Microscopy Core has been housed in a wing of the USDA Northern Crop Science Laboratory.
The central portion of the 3500 ft2 laboratory suite accommodates sample preparation, with high-velocity stainless-steel fume hoods. Surrounding the preparation area are a conference room, staff offices, and rooms designed specifically for installation and operation of electron microscopes (with isolated centrally plumbed water and nitrogen lines, etc.) and micro-computed tomography.
The facility is equipped with two transmission electron microscopes, three scanning electron microscopes, micro-computed tomography (microCT), and an array of sample-preparation equipment and supplies, as well as a variety of light microscopes and secure image storage and sharing.
The NDSU Microscopy Core is staffed by experienced scientists with demonstrated knowledge and expertise in techniques required for successful completion of your research objectives.