ZebrafishZebrafish embryos are optically transparent and easily accessible for observation and experimental manipulation. To exploit these features the Zebrafish Core is well equipped with the following instrumentation.


  • Zeiss AxioPlan 2 upright microscope
    40X DIC/water objective
    63X DIC/water objective
    100X DIC/oil objective
  • Leica MZ FLIII stereomicroscope
  • Zeiss Stemmi SV11 stereomicroscope
  • Zeiss AxioVert100 inverted microscope with filters for EGFP, YFP, and CFP

Behavioral assay

  • Viewpoint zebrabox and zebralab high throughput locomotor activity tracking and analysis package
  • TSE Visiotracker optokinetic behavior tracking and analysis package


  • Hammamatsu Orca CCD camera
  • Diagnostics Instruments Spot RT slider camera system
  • Zeiss ZVS video system / Panasonic SVHS time lapse recorder
  • Kodak DCS 420 digital camera

Other Research Equipment

  • Micropoint pulsed nitrogen laser for heat shock and cell ablation.
  • Sutter P-97 horizontal needle puller
  • BioRad CHEF-DR III Pulsed Field Electrophoresis System