Light Microscopy Core

COVID-19 Update

Hello users,

In order to follow the mandate outlined in Dr. Capilouto's email, the light microscopy facility is making changes to our services. As of March 18, we will temporarily transition away from staff assisted imaging. Experienced users will still be able to access and use instruments in the facility. Materials and directions to sterilize microscopy work spaces are available in each room. Experiments that require staff assistance should be postponed. If you encounter issues with the microscopes, you will need to notify staff right away.

Light Microscopy Core Who We Are

The primary mission of light microscopy core is to support the optical imaging needs of the UK research community by assisting them in obtaining, analyzing, and quantifying high quality images and data. The facility provides access to and expertise in a wide range of advanced imaging instrumentation that include confocal, multiphoton, and super resolution microscopes. 

Photo Gallery

Click through these images to see our equipment in action.

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Cells grown on 3d scaffold, imaged with the Zeiss 880. Courtesy of Divakar Karanth.

New Slide Scanner

The scanner allows automated scanning of up to 100 slides for either traditional three-color histology stains or fluorescence labeled slides. The unit is equipped with 7 fluorescent channels and polarization options for bright field.

For general inquiries regarding the Light Microscopy Core, please submit the following form.