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:

  • High-performance Digital Slide Scanner for Fluorescence, Brightfield and Polarization: Zeiss Axioscan 7 Digital slide scanner
  • Confocal microscopy and 3D visualization: Leica Stellaris 5, Zeiss LSM780 upright and inverted confocals
  • Multiphoton microscopy: Zeiss LSM780 upright multi photon, Nikon AXR upright multiphoton
  • Super-resolution microscopy: Nikon STORM, Zeiss LSM780 inverted with Airyscan, Leica Stellaris 5 with Lightning
  • Live imaging of cells and tissues: Zeiss Lattice Lightsheet, Leica Stellaris 5, Zeiss LSM780 inverted
  • Laser capture microdissection: Leica LMD6
  • Image analysis using Imaris 10.1 software (Oxford instruments)
  • Measurement of oxygen consumption rate and extracellular acidification rate of live cells on a 96 well plate format: Agilent Seahorse Xfe96 Analyzer