Xu Fu, Ph.D., Named New Light Microscopy Core Facility Manager

The Light Microscopy Core welcomes a new manager to the facility. Xu Fu brings a wide range of microscopy experience to the core. She has expertise in confocal microscopy, super resolution imaging, and in vivo multiphoton microscopy. She will perform microscopy training, assist with user imaging, and provide imaging services. She is also available for specialized services such as cranial window surgery and advanced data analysis. Xu can be reached via email (xfu222@uky.edu) to set up training or other services. Feel free to stop by and say hello.


Important LMC News

The Light Microscopy Facility will be moving to its new location in the Healthy Kentucky Research Building (HKRB), room 082 and 084 on 9/19/2022.  All Nikon microscopes will be off line starting the week of 9/19/2022.  It’s anticipated having the equipment back on line 2 to 3 weeks after that date. The Zeiss and Leica scopes relocation will occur 10/2/2022 and will be offline for 1 to 2 weeks. Information on accessing the new location will be added to the website at the time of the move. Feel free to contact XuFu@uky.edu or chris.richards@uky.edu if you have any questions.

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.

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