Newcomb Imaging Center


430 Lincoln Drive
53706 Madison , WI
Location Information
Street Address: 
Newcomb Imaging Center, Birge Hall
430 Lincoln Drive Room 132
53706 Madison , WI
About the Facility
About the Facility: 

The Newcomb Imaging Center (NIC) is a multi-user research center in the Department of Botany offering expertise, instruction, and instrumentation in modern microscopy to the plant research community at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Current research in the NIC covers a broad range of plant biology topics including calcium signaling, tropism responses, mechanical signaling, embryo development, leaf development, hormone signaling, pollen phenotyping, protein degradation, and membrane dynamics.

NIC users not only include the faculty, staff, students, and visiting scientists from the Department of Botany but also plant researchers from the Genetics, Horticulture, Biochemistry, and Agronomy Departments, plus non-UW plant research groups such as the USDA Forest Products Lab. In addition to research, Botany faculty regularly use the NIC for microscopy demonstrations and a plant imaging course is taught in the NIC by Botany faculty and staff.

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Sarah Swanson
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Equipment List

Instrument Namesort descending Type Scheduling
FEI Quanta Environmental scanning electron microscope Calendar
NIC Zeiss 510 Meta Confocal laser scanning microscope Calendar
Olympus BX60 Epifluorescence microscope Calendar
Zeiss LSM780/Elyra 3D super-resolution microscope Calendar