Light Microscopy Core

Yes, we're open


  1. Online scheduling of all services through PPMS, with a short break between reservations is required.
  2. Face masks are required at all times for all persons in the core.
  3. Please follow the hygiene guidelines posted in the core.
  4. Maintaining appropriate social distancing in the labs is required. 



Hello users,

We have temporarily transitioned away from staff assisted imaging to maintain social distancing. 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.