Multiscale Microscopy Core (MMC)

Overview of Services

The Multiscale Microscopy Core (MMC) provides access to state-of the-art electron microscopy imaging platforms including a Helios NanoLab™ 660 Dualbeam™ FIB/SEM (used for automated high resolution 2D and 3D SEM image acquisition and sample preparation), a Titan™ Krios™ Cryo- Electron microscope (an automated TEM platform optimized for Single Particle Analysis and 3D cryo-TEM applications—with a world record resolution of 2.8 Å), and a Tecnai™ with iCorr™ (the world’s first commercial microscope which integrates light and EM capabilities). 


Training and services, which include project consultation, specimen preparation, imaging and analysis are available to all academic and commercial parties.  Formerly existing as the EM Core, the newly expanded MMC was established in 2013 through collaborative efforts of theOHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine (OCSSB) and Hillsboro-based FEI.


General specimen information and instructions for handling can be found in the Test Directory.


Claudia S. López, PhD | Multi-scale Microscopy Core (MMC) Manager

Heidi S. Feiler, PhD | Deputy Director of the OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine (OCSSB)

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday       

The instruments in the MMC are housed in the custom-built low vibration suite in the new Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB).

Links and Resources


Name Role Phone Email Location
Claudia S. López, PhD
Multi-scale Microscopy Core (MMC) Manager
2730 SW Moody Ave, Portland, OR 97201
Heidi S. Feiler, PhD
Deputy Director of the OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine (OCSSB)
2730 SW Moody Ave, Portland, OR 97201


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