The Cell and Tissue Imaging Core Laboratory is committed to excellence in research and education. We provide expert technical assistance and instrumentation in support of investigators.


The Core also educates graduate students in the basic principles of imaging. The core is directed by Dr. Graydon Gonsalvez. Daily operations and maintenance are the responsibility of Dr. Rachel Cui.

The Cell and Tissue Imaging Core Laboratory is located in CB-2309 and has the following research capabilities:

  • Confocal microscopy and 3D visualization
  • Multiphoton microscopy
  • Super-resolution microscopy
  • Deconvolution
  • Live imaging of cells and tissues
  • Laser capture microdissection
  • Image analysis using Imaris software
  • Measurement of oxygen consumption rate and extracellular acidification rate of live cells on a 96 well plate format