Welcome to the Electron Microscopy Resource Center (EMRC)
The EMRC, formerly the EM service of the Bio-Imaging Resource Center, now functions as an independent resource center while maintaining close cooperative ties to the Bio-Imaging Resource Center. The EMRC provides support to University researchers for transmission- and scanning-electron microscopy. Based on center capacity, support is also available to researchers from other not-for-profit institutions. The EMRC is located in the Rockefeller Research Building (RRB), room 120.
EM study is used to explore the yet to be solved, ultra-structural mysteries. In recent years a vast expansion in fundamental knowledge of physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology has been achieved, but awaits integration of knowledge with other discoveries, particularly with structural studies. There is a critical need to integrate molecular functions and cellular fine structure. The EMRC at Rockefeller University, through its support of University researchers, aims to take a lead in these new scientific challenges.
Hepatitis C virus particles (HCV) visualized by electron microscopy
(Cryo-EM; top and bottom left, and negative staining; bottom right)
(MT Catanese, K Uryu… CM Rice, PNAS 2013, 110:9505-9510).