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.

Established 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 imaging and analysis services within and outside the University System of Georgia to users with interests in biology, chemistry, biomedical sciences, nanotechnology, plant biology, geology, materials science, textiles, archaeology, food science, agriculture, and physics.  GEM also conducts its own native microscopy research focused on advancing low kV imaging and analysis. GEM is part of the Georgia Research Alliance Core Exchange. GEM staff are also actively involved with the Southeastern Microscopy Society and the Microscopy Society of America.

Group photo of MRI Research team that received a NSF grant. (L-R): Mary Ard, Eric Formo, Beth Richardson (retired), Tina Salguero, John Shields (retired).

GEM has an academic director of Dr. Tina Salguero, with staff of Academic Professional/Lab Manager, Dr. Eric Formo and Lab Coordinator, Mary Ard.