The Georgia Electron Microscopy facility originally began as the Electron Microscopy Lab in 1969 with a NSF Centers of Excellence grant and under the administration of the Biology Division, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Before that, several electron microscopes were in use in different departments until the central EM lab was established.
The central EM Lab has had four on-site (or managing) directors, Dr. Walter Humphreys (1969-1984), Dr. Jerome Paulin (1984-1993), Dr. Mark Farmer (1993-2004) and Dr. John Shields (2004-present). Jerry Paulin began collecting the older electron microscopes and some preparatory equipment. The equipment ended up in a small museum housed in Barrow Hall which honors the late Dr. Paulin and his passion for EM. Enjoy this virtual tour of the museum and the history of EM at UGA. Please click on the image for a larger view and more information about the equipment.