IRP Core: Confocal Microscopy Faciltiy
Fred Indig, Ph.D., Facility Head
The Confocal Imaging Facility (CIF) provides state-of-the-art equipment, training, and image processing capabilities to assist all researchers of the NIA IRP in experiments involving light and confocal microscopy.
The following major equipment is available:
- Zeiss LSM 880 confocal with Airyscan, 355 nm UV laser and including full live cell capabilities
- Zeiss 710 confocal including full live cell capabilities
- Visitech VT-iSIM super-resolution with heated stage Zeiss Axioscope/MCID system to digitize histological (colorimetric) specimens
The CIF serves as an imaging resource for NIA IRP, and in addition to performing imaging and training researchers in confocal microscopy, we provide consultation in cell biology and imaging experimental design, optimization and analysis and advice on microscopy, including non-CIF systems.