Research facilities + Service facilities

Biochemistry Optical Core

Location

440 Henry Mall
53706 Madison , WI
Wisconsin
Biochemistry Optical Core
Location Information
Street Address: 
Hector F. DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Complex
440 Henry Mall
53706 Madison , WI
US
Facilities: 

The Biochemistry Optical Core (BOC) provides state-of-the-art instrumentation for super-resolution light microscopic imaging. Expertise and advice is available for the design of experiments involving these techniques; and for the development of grants and manuscripts involving super-resolution and standard light microscopic technologies.  

Imaging techniques available through the core now include:

Standard fluorescence

Super resolution microscopy

STORM/PALM

SIM

Live cell, long-term imaging

Point scanning confocal

Deconvolution

3D particle tracking

Fluorescence spectral detection

TIRF 

FRET

FRAP/FLIM

Photactivation/uncaging

Calcium imaging

Single molecule imaging

 

Contact Name: 
Elle Kielar Grevstad, Director
Phone number: 
608-263-2436

Biological & Biomaterials Preparation, Imaging, and Characterization Laboratory (BBPIC)

Location

1675 Observatory Drive
53706 Madison , WI
Wisconsin
Biological & Biomaterials Preparation, Imaging, and Characterization Laboratory (BBPIC)
Location Information
Street Address: 
Department of Animal Sciences
1675 Observatory Drive Room 1046
53706 Madison , WI
US
Facilities: 

The BBPIC does service work and training in microscopy and preparation methods for members of the UW campus, and for off-campus and industry clients.

The BBPIC can assist clients in:

  • Sectioning(biologial or material samples)
  • Embedding and Fixation(biological samples for TEM or SEM)
  • Staining(biological TEM samples)



Policies
Contact Name: 
Fikrullah Kisa, DVM
Phone number: 
608-263-4162

Biophysics Instrumentation Facility

Location

433 Babcock Dr.
53706 Madison , WI
Wisconsin
Biophysics Instrumentation Facility (BIF)
Location Information
Street Address: 
Biochemistry Building (1985 Section)
433 Babcock Dr. Room B1108
53706 Madison , WI
US
Facilities: 

The Biophysics Instrumentation Facility (BIF) serves researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The fourteen state-of-the-art instruments in the BIF have a common purpose: Each enables users to study the conformation, structure, or complexation of biological and other macromolecules. These interrelated properties are the basis for biological and macromolecular function. Each of the instruments provides distinct information, and the ensemble enables thorough characterization of conformation, structure, and complexation.

Support for the establishment of the BIF was provided by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, grant BIR-9512577 from the National Science Foundation, and grant S10 RR13790 from the National Institutes of Health.

Policies
Contact Name: 
Darrell R. Caslin
Phone number: 
(608) 262-8074

Genetics Confocal Facility

Location

425 Henry Mall
53706 Madison , WI
Wisconsin
Genetics Confocal Facility
Location Information
Street Address: 
Genetics Confocal Facility, Genetics-Biotechnology Center
425 Henry Mall
53706 Madison , WI
US
Facilities: 
Policies
Contact Name: 
Celeste Eno, Primary Contact
Francisco Pelegri, PI Contact
Phone number: 
608-262-2920

Geology Specimen Prep Facility

Location

1215 W. Dayton Street
Madison , WI
Wisconsin
Geology Specimen Preparation facility (in Weeks Hall)
Location Information
Street Address: 
Weeks Hall For Geological Sciences
1215 W. Dayton Street
Madison , WI
US
Facilities: 
Contact Name: 
John Fournelle
Phone number: 
(608) 262-4798
(608) 262-7964

Keck Labs

Location

1300 University Avenue
53706 Madison , WI
Wisconsin
W.M. Keck Laboratory for Biological Imaging
Location Information
Street Address: 
W.M. Keck Laboratory for Biological Imaging
1300 University Avenue Room 172
53706 Madison , WI
US
Facilities: 

This facility provides confocal and multiphoton imaging services to any UW scientist.

Policies
Contact Name: 
Ronald Kalil, Director
Phone number: 
(608) 265-5651

Materials Science Center

Location

1509 University Avenue
53706 Madison , WI
Wisconsin
Materials Science Center (MRC)
Location Information
Street Address: 
Materials Science Center
1509 University Avenue
53706 Madison , WI
US
Facilities: 

The Materials Science Center (MSC) provides instrumentation and expertise for the characterization of materials and nanostructures. It houses four scanning electron microscopes and three transmission electron microscopes, multiple x-ray diffractometers, two surface analysis instruments, and an atomic force microscope. Recent acquisitions include a dual-beam focused ion beam instrument, a scanning confocal micro-Raman spectrometer, and a small-angle x-ray diffractometer. Also new:  A BSL-2 laboratory with a biosafety cabinet is available for sample prep.  A Zeiss 510 confocal microscope and a Bruker Catalyst AFM (bioAFM) are also available in the BSL-2 lab.

The MSC:

  • Provides state-of-the-art instrumentation, support facilities, and expert technical assistance for research and education in materials.
  • Serves the needs of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the state of Wisconsin, and the nation.

Faculty and staff with diverse expertise use the center and are available to help solve materials-related problems.

Policies
Contact Name: 
Dr. Jerry Hunter, Director
Phone number: 
(608) 263-1073

Med School EM Facility

Location

1215 Linden Drive
53706 Madison , WI
Wisconsin
Medical School Electron Microscopy Facility (in Bardeen Labs)
Location Information
Street Address: 
Bardeen Medical Laboratories
1215 Linden Drive
53706 Madison , WI
US
Facilities: 

The Medical School Electron Microscope Facility is an internal service facility committed to providing a top-quality and up-to-date electron microscopy services to the University of Wisconsin system. The Facility is open for use to the University research community, as well as the private sector (at an additional cost). We will work with any organization needing electron microscopy applications, consultation, and/or training.

Policies
Contact Name: 
Randall Massey
Ben August
Phone number: 
(608) 262-2993
(608) 262-2993

National Magnetic Resonance Facility at Madison

Location

433 Babcock Dr.
53706 Madison , WI
Wisconsin
National Magnetic Resonance Facility at Madison (NMRFAM)
Location Information
Street Address: 
Biochemistry Addition
433 Babcock Dr.
53706 Madison , WI
US
Facilities: 

NIH-funded, shared instrumentation laboratory located in the Biochemistry Department and directed by Professor John Markley. NMRFAM contains nine modern multinuclear NMR spectrometers with field strengths between 400 MHz and 900 MHz equipped for the most demanding multidimensional, multinuclear spectroscopic applications. Cryogenically cooled probes are installed on five of the instruments. Both Bruker and Varian spectrometers are available. Projects focus on structural determinations and development of methods. NMRFAM staff members carry out core research projects and make available to service and collaborative users the techniques and technology developed through these projects.

Newcomb Imaging Center

Location

430 Lincoln Drive
53706 Madison , WI
Wisconsin
Newcomb Imaging Center (NIC)
Location Information
Street Address: 
Newcomb Imaging Center, Birge Hall
430 Lincoln Drive Room 132
53706 Madison , WI
US
Facilities: 

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.

Policies
Contact Name: 
Sarah Swanson
Phone number: 
608-262-4008

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