Research Resource Core Laboratory

About the MAI Lab

about the MAI labThe MAI Laboratories support professional training, assay and instrument development, and core service capabilities at KU for multiple disciplines including biology, materials sciences and chemistry.  Laboratory-based instruction for undergraduates, pre-doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers on laboratory samples, image analysis and informatics is available at no additional charge.

Four multi-core, large-memory workstations (two for general use and two for staff use) are available for image reconstruction and offline-analysis for results generated within the MAI laboratories.  Instruments are available for direct use 24/7/365 for users who have completed introductory training. 

Capabilities include:

  • Assay development, analysis and data exploration
  • Image analysis and computational processing
  • Sample prep
  • Light, electron, and scanning probe microscopy
  • 2-D DIGE scanning and analysis and microarray scanning
  • Computer-stimulated drug application and perfusion
  • Unmonitored multi-well plate imaging available up to 384 well plates



Coming Soon... Hitachi H-8100!!

Hitachi H-8100 Transmission Electron Microscope 
·          75kV to 200kV thermionic emission (W hairpin filament)
·          Large specimen tilt (+/- 45 degrees) pole piece
·          In situ heating experiments with a heating stage (up to 900 degrees)
·          A cryo-TEM with a cryo-holder (down to -170 degrees)
·          A Gatan TV rate CCD camera for imaging (down to 0.5 nm resolution) and diffraction (large tilting with a Gatan double tilt holder)
·          A Silicon Drift Detector (SDD) for energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy
·          Operation at low kV (75 and 100 kV) for soft- and bio-materials and 200 kV for inorganic materials
·          Convergent Beam Electron Diffraction (CBED), nanodiffraction capabilities
·          Hollow-Cone Illumination
More to come...



Dr. Eduardo Rosa-Molinar