Decide if you'd like to a) be fully trained to operate the microscope independently, or b) have the director operate the microscope for you. For information on microscope hourly rates and training fees, please see the Rates page.
All prospective users must apply online (below), or download an Application Form, fill it out in detail, and email it to Aleksandr Smirnov. If you plan to image live BSL-2 samples, make sure to provide the necessary information indicated in the application form.
Prospective microscope users should review the Facility SOP before their training session.
Scheduling is accomplished via Google Calendar. Obtain a Google Calendar account if you don't already have one.
Arrive on time for your training session (B0118 Physical Sciences Complex). If you are more than 15 minutes late, the training session will be canceled and you will be charged at the regular rate for the full length of the appointment. Cancellations less than 24 hours in advance will also be charged at the regular rate.
It is important to properly acknowledge the use of the Imaging Incubator in your publications. Acknowledgement helps us demonstrate and document how the Incubator contributes to the research community. It also aids us in our efforts to secure more funding to purchase additional instruments and offer new services. Imaging Incubator users should send a PDF copy of all publications to the interim director, Aleksandr Smirnov.
Dr. Aleksandr Smirnov Associate Research Scientist Institute for Physical Sciences & Technology (IPST) University of Maryland, College Park firstname.lastname@example.org