Research Labs
Confocal

 

Confocal microscopy is a powerful investigative resource for biomedical research. This equipment, through its ability to generate in-focus images from specimens up to 100 mm thick, has allowed researchers to peer deep within the microanatomy of cells and tissues to study the functions and dynamics of a multitude of biological molecules and structures. The Microscopy and Imaging Facility is a Univeristy-wide facility that exists to advance university research productivity by providing access to laser scanning confocal microscopes. The facility, located in Room 1.353,  is staffed by Patricia A. Loomis, Ph.D. (Director) and Scott Surridge (Microscopy Research Specialist). Access is available to university researchers on a cost-recovery basis after their successful completion of  training on confocal microscopy and the operation of the confocals.

  

Equipment

 

              Olympus FV10i Confocal                        Olympus  FV300 Confocal

The facility also maintains two upright microscopes: an Olympus BX5OWI and an Olympus BH2 . The facility supports an offline computer station with Stereo Investigator,  Fluoview, Metamorph and Photoshop software for post-acquisition analysis and preparation.

Training

Training by the Director is required in order to use the confocals. Please contact Patricia A. Loomis to schedule training sessions. 

Sign-up Calendar

                                                             Calendar is now located on your e-mail page. 

MIF Staff  

   

            Patricia A. Loomis            
Director
Office: 2.114 Lab: 2.164
(847) 578-8663

patricia.loomis@rosalindfranklin.edu

Scott Surridge
 Microscopy Research Specialist
 Office:1.378
 (847) 578-8640

scott.surridge@rosalindfranklin.edu

  
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