Electron Microscopy

Transmission Electron Microscopy Services

Processing, Embedding and Sectioning

Clinical Biopsy Services

Experimental Design

The Electron Microscopy Unit at Memorial University Faculty of Medicine within Medical Laboratories houses a Tecnai Spirit Transmission Electron Microscope.  We are a well-established biological, clinical and research electron microscopy facility.  The unit operates on a fee-for-service basis, and is available to internal and external users. 
Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm. (Fall & Winter)
9:00am-4:30pm (Summer)
Equipment, Services, and Fees

Tecnai Spirit Transmission Electron Microscope for biological science features optical systems specifically designed to deliver high-quality imaging and resolution of biological specimens. The microscope is equipped with a 4 megapixel AMG digital camera.
Cost estimates can be granted upon request.

Scheduling Policies

  • Booking time is by contacting staff in person (room H-1710) or via email (see below).
  • A requisition is required at time of use
  • Users are responsible for removing data files at time of acquisition.
To book instrument time or to discuss technical questions email:


Please remember to acknowledge any contributions of the EFCF in your publications, presentations, posters, and grant applications.

If the staff have provided technical and scientific advice beyond the routine, please consider them for authorship in your publications if appropriate.  Otherwise, a simple recognition in the acknowledgments sections such as the following is appreciated: “We thank Memorial University’s Medical Laboratories-Electron Microscopy/Flow Cytometry/ Confocal Microscopy for their support with this work.”

Useful Links for Electron Microscopy



Mailing Address:

Electron Microscopy Unit
Health Sciences Centre, Room H1710
Faculty of Medicine
Memorial University of Newfoundland
300 Prince Philip Drive
St. John’s, NL, A1B 3V6

Contact Persons:

Newhook, Nick
Newhook, Nick
BSc., MSc | Medical Technologist Medical Laboratories
T: (709) 864-6556 | E: nicknewhook@mun.ca | O: H1710 |

Tucker, Stephanie
Tucker, Stephanie
B.Sc., M.Sc., CEMT., LHP. | Electron Microscopy/ Flow Cytometry/Confocal Microscopy Supervisor Medical Laboratories
T: (709) 864-6556 | E: stephant@mun.ca | O: H1710 |