Analytical Imaging Facility

Materials and Sample Policies

 

Live Material:

All work with live material in the AIF must be approved by Frank MacalusoVera DesMarais and Peng Guo before beginning the experiment. 

 

 
 

Hazardous materials and waste policy:

  • Any material that may be hazardous (whether biological or chemical) must be preapproved by Frank Macaluso and by Environmental Health & Safety when applicable.  We are not equipped for work with BSL-2 pathogens. 
  • No radioactive material may be used in the AIF.  
  • Do not put biohazard waste in normal garbage cans.  Use the red containers available in each room.  Some examples of hazardous waste are: gloves, microscope slides, coverslips, pipette tips, culture dishes, tubes. 
  • If you use material that must be autoclaved prior to disposal, please take your garbage with you.  
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Preparation for electron microscopy: 

All projects must be approved by Frank Macaluso in advance.  Experimental design, special issues (such as dealing with pathogens), and scheduling must be arranged in advance. Preps are done three days per week on a strict schedule. Click the like to see the guide lines for TEM and SEM sample preparation

 

    

 
 

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Microscope Calendar 

 

 Please click on the link to learn about the online instrument reservation system. The video will guide you through login as well as instrument reservation.

 

Call us (x3547) or IT (718-839-7490) if you have difficulty making a reservation.

 

 
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