Covid-19 Update

The Multiscale Microscopy Core (MMC) is operating under Level 2. We are accepting samples for EM processing and imaging. During this level MMC instruments are being operated by our staff and independent users. During Level 2 we are not providing one on one training sessions.

Please contact Claudia López ( for further details. Your understanding and cooperation are much appreciated.

Welcome to the Multiscale Microscopy Core

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The Multiscale Microscopy Core is a state-of-the-art electron microscopy core that was established in 2013 through the collaborative efforts of the OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine and Hillsboro-based FEI.  It provides imaging services, technical support and training to academic and corporate users.  The MMC offers multiple levels of service that correspond with the analysis and/or training each user desires. Training on the instruments can be provided for individuals who anticipate having long-term EM projects. Microscope access is granted by three different mechanisms and priority is given in the following order: internal academic users (OHSU faculty and affiliates), external academic users (a proposal is submitted for review and approval) and external confidential/corporate users (no proposal review).

Also available

Recent upgrades in MMC instrumentation include:

  • ZEISS Crossbeam 550 Microscope with Leica Cryo-stage and Atlas 5 Software.  This new instrument was installed in October 2019 with funds from HHMI to Dr. Eric Gouaux.
  • Thermo Fisher Volume Scope II Serial Block Face Scanning Electron Microscope (SBF_SEM) (January 2020).  This instrument upgrade was possible thank you to our collaborative efforts with Thermo Fisher Scientific.
  • Leica 3D ARTOS ideal ultramicrotome to produce multiple high-quality ribbons of plastic sections.  This purchase was obtained with funds from our University Research Office (February 2020)
  • AMT NanoSprint12S-B cMOS camera system.  This 12 Megapixel camera was installed in our Tecnai 12 with funds from our University Research Office (February 2020)
  • Glacios cryoTEM with K3 Gatan technologies.


Please direct any inquiries, including pricing, training, services or instrument capabilities to