Georgia Electron Microscopy (GEM) provides the University System of Georgia and the scientific community-at-large with expertise in the use and application of electron and optical microscopy methods to a wide variety of problems.  The facility also provides training, consultation, workshops and STEM outreach.

Lanthinum hexaboride crystalsEstablished in 1969 through a Center of Excellence grant from the National Science Foundation, GEM was previously known as the Central EM Lab and the Center for Advanced Ultrastructural Research.  GEM offers services within and outside the University System of Georgia to biological, biomedical sciences, plant biology, geology, chemistry, textiles, archaeology, agriculture, physics, and nanotechnology/materials analysis.  GEM is part of the Georgia Research Alliance Core Exchange.

GEM is co-directed by Dr. Tina Salguero and Dr. John Shields.  Staff includes Academic Professional/Lab Manager, Dr. Eric Formo; Lab Coordinator, Mary Ard; and Beth Richardson.

GEM staff are involved with the Southeastern Microscopy Society and the Microscopy Society of America.