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The Light Microscopy Core offers a variety of imaging services ranging from initial consultation to data analysis. 



Imaging Services

In addition to providing access and training for our instruments, we also offer complete imaging services. This can be as extensive as designing the experiment, collection of data, and performing analysis. Imaging services are available on all of the instruments in the facility, with the exception of the AFM. If you are interested in these services, please contact our staff for a consultation on your imaging needs. 

Imaging services include:

  • Fluorescence Microscopy
  • Confocal microscopy
  • Differential Interference Contrast (DIC)
  • Phase Contrast
  • Total Internal Reflection (TIRF)
  • Forster Resonance Energy Transfer
  • Fluorescence Recovery after Photobleaching (FRAP)
  • Superresolution Microscopy (STORM/SIM)
  • Multiphoton Microscopy
  • Imaging Cleared Tissue
  • Intravital Imaging

Data Clinics

Data Clinics

The facility staff regularly holds data workshops for existing users. This process is designed to assist users with the analysis of their data. The staff goes over the users' existing analysis procedures and reviews alternative methods. The purpose of these sessions is to assist users in improving the collection and quantification of their data. Data clinics are designed to help users produce data for publications, presentations, and grant submissions. Please contact our staff to schedule a meeting. 

image processing

Image Processing

The facility contains a data analysis computer with software that can process data files from each of the instruments. This system is available free of charge for data collected on our instruments. The data analysis computer can be booked on our instrument calendar. We also offer fee based services where a staff member will process and analyze user collected data. To request services, contact our staff.