Currently, the core offers imaging services on three microscopes systems, (1) a Leica SP8 3X STED Super-resolution microscope, (2) Nikon A1RS confocal microscope, and (3) Leica DMi8 inverted fluorescent microscope.
Imaging techniques available through the core now include: Standard fluorescence, Super resolution microscopy, live cell long-term imaging, deconvolution, particle tracking, fluorescence spectral detection, FRET , FRAP, photactivation/uncaging, and calcium imaging. The Optical Core also includes a small library of labeled secondary antibodies, miscellaneous reagents and mounting mediums. Investigators can maintain and grow live cells in a culture room equipped with biosafety cabinets and CO2 incubators.
Usage fee for the Leica STED - $30/hr
Usage fee for the Nikon A1 - $30/hr
Usage fee for the Leica widefield microscope - $10/hr
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