Please read the access protocol described in the steps below. Upon completing these steps, should any questions remain you should contact Dr. Amirali Zangiabadi (

1) Subscribe to our newsletter to get updates and news on the Electron Microscopy Laboratory as well as the other CNI labs. 

2) Take the following safety classes:

Laboratory Safety/Chemical Hygiene/Hazardous Waste/Laboratory Fire Safety Training -both the classroom and online class (Rascal website class: TC0950)

Bloodborne Pathogen and Biosafety Training-both the classroom and online class (TC0509) - only for TEM and sample preparation lab access (not required for Zeiss SEM).

Initial Radiation Safety Training (TC1750 and TC2950) - only for TEM and sample preparation lab access (not required for Zeiss SEM).

Morningside, Havemayer Building

Medical Center:

3) Send your class certificate to Dr. Amirali Zangiabadi <> from Rascal web-site

4) Open a Badger account prior to your first training session.

5) If requesting TEM or sample preparation training please complete the training request form at:


For Zeiss SEM training please contact the Zeiss superusers or fill in the Zeiss SEM training request form.

6) If requesting a service please complete the service request form at:


7) You may enter the Electron Microscopy Laboratory when accompanied by a mentor from your Research Group. In addition you may enter the laboratory with a member of the EM staff. Until you have completed steps 1 to 4 of this protocol and have gained access through the Staff, you are not permitted to enter the laboratory under any other circumstance. Please read our Training and Certification policy.

8) After a new research member has completed all the requirements, they will be able to gain access to the EM laboratory. However in order to gain access to the majority of the EM Equipment, the new user will need to be certified on that specific piece of equipment. For certification and more information or help in getting certified on the equipment, Please contact Dr. Amirali Zangiabadi for help.

A Certificate of Fitness is required for after hours use of the Electron Microscopy Laboratory.

Electron Microscopy Hours of Operation:

Regular hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM