University of Southern California

Fraser Lab

USC Stem Cell

Center for Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis (CEMMA)

Co-directors: Scott E. Fraser, Steven Nutt

Contact: John Curulli (

The mission of the Center for Electron Microscopy and MicroAnalysis (CEMMA) is to promote and advance the science and application of microscopic imaging and analysis techniques for visualizing and elucidating the ultrastructure and function of diverse materials. The center provides research tools for imaging, visualization and analysis of nano-scale features and structures, both man-made and natural, including biological structures.

The shared instrumentation facility is accessible to all USC personnel and houses major instrumentation, including scanning and transmission electron microscopes and related instruments.

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Head of house fly showing hair, two broken antennae and eye detail on the left (Image by Paul Webster)