Medical Education and Laboratory Support Services

Research Facility

Medical Education and Laboratory Support Services
Memorial University
St. John's
Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)

Medical Education and Laboratory Support Services (MELLS) is an education and laboratory support service unit responsible for the technical personnel, and the set up of high quality laboratory teaching sessions, anatomy and core research facility support.

The core research facility support includes the production of the highest quality histological slides; transmission electron microscopy micrographs; flow cytometry analysis; microscopy digital image analysis and prints; and confocal microscopy imaging.

  • Biological and Life Sciences
  • Biomedical
  • Marine/Ocean Sciences
  • Medical Sciences
  • Biomedical
  • Biotechnology
  • Education
  • Environmental Technologies and Related Services
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Health Care and Social Services
  • Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment

Research Facility

Stephaine Tucker
Electron Microscopy/Flow Cytometry Supervisor
Chris Corkum
Medical Technologist

Patricia Cousins
Manager Medical Laboratories

Industry Liaison Officer

Matt Grimes
Technology Commercialization Officer

Equipment 4 piece(s)

Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
Tecnai Spirit

We are a well-established biological, clinical, and research electron microscopy facility.  The unit operates on a fee-for-service basis, and is available to internal and external users. We also provide a clinical biopsy service. 

Tecnai Spirit Transmission Electron Microscope for biological science features optical systems specifically designed to deliver high-quality imaging and resolution of biological specimens. The microscope is equipped with a 4 megapixel AMG digital camera. Operating voltage up to 120V.  Most biological imaging is performed at 100X to 100,000X. 


Cell Sorter/Flow Cytometer
Beckman Coulter
MoFlo Astrios EQ

We provide aseptic cell sorting up to 6 ways.

Simultaneous detection and sorting of a wide range of particle sizes (down to 0.1 um).

The unit operates on a fee-for-service basis, and is available to both internal and external users. 

3 Lasers-405/488/640 nm with 11 parameters 
Cell sorting up to six-ways.

Collection into microtitre plates, slides, centrifuge tubes.
All samples must be filtered with a 40 micron nylon mesh cell strainer prior to sorting.
Programs for analysis include: Summit and Kaluza.


Flow Cytometer
Beckman Coulter

The unit operates on a fee-for-service basis, and is available to both internal and external users.We provide training on instrumentation. 

3 lasers, blue (488nm), red (638nm), violet (405nm)



Trimming and cutting of resin embedded blocks.  We can cut semi-thin (1um) and ultra thin sections (80-100 nm).

Automatic ultramicrotome with a diamond knife. 

Date submitted: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 11:23 AM
Date updated: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 11:24 AM

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