Mission Statement

​​The National Center for In-situ Tomographic Ultramicroscopy (NCITU) is one 4 service centers that are part of the NIH Common Fund’s Transformative High Resolution Cryoelectron Microscopy (CryoEM) Program.  NCITU is dedicated to developing and providing access to both standard and advanced methods for in-situ cryoET specimen preparation, and to disseminating this expertise through a cryoET cross-training program designed to serve a wide variety of skill levels and career goals. Access to the center is managed by a central Network Coordinating Group (NCG) designed to ensure fair and equal access to a nationwide user base.