Powerful new 3D electron microscope to arrive in spring

Botany's Marisa Otegui and researchers from many departments across campus have joined forces to win funding from the NSF for a powerful new electron microscope that can produce high-resolution three-dimensional images. The microscope, which will be a shared resource for the campus, allows researchers to visualize cellular structures that would be difficult to capture with a standard two-dimensional electron microscope.

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This image produced by a three-dimensional electron microscope of a cell from a corn kernel helped UW–Madison botanist Marisa Otegui find important signaling proteins outside the parts of the cell with which they are usually associated