The Franceschi Microscopy and Imaging Center (FMIC) is a research and educational facility for the imaging and ultrastructural study of biological and non-biological materials. It is a centralized facility available to all WSU researchers and students. The FMIC provides electron microscopy and light microscopy equipment for observation and analysis of a diverse array of specimens.
The FMIC currently maintains one TEM, two SEMs, three confocal microscopes, a fluorescence microscope, and various light microscopes. All necessary ancillary equipment such as a high pressure freezer, auto freeze sub, two ultramicrotomes, and sputter coaters for SEM sample prep. Computers for image processing (including 3D reconstruction of TEM and confocal images) and analysis are maintained for student and faculty use. The center provides project consultation and has a skilled staff to assist students and faculty in a wide range of research projects.
Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to use the FMIC for formal and informal training, and for conducting research. The center offers courses in electron microscopy for graduate and undergraduate students each semester. Faculty and students are welcome to visit the FMIC located on the ground floor of Abelson Hall (103/133 Abelson Hall). If you are interested in using the FMIC for imaging your samples please contact Valerie or Dan to set up an appointment to discuss your project, sample preparation techniques as well as instrument training and or help. Inquiries about use, services, courses offered or class tours of the facilities can be made by calling (509) 335-3025 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – noon
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
PAPERWORK REQUIRED TO USE FMIC: