Central Microscopy Research Facility

Rooms 1-3 and 75-93 of Eckstein Medical Research Building house the main laboratory of the Central Microscopy Research Facility. The main facility is available for investigator usage 8 AM to 5 PM, with some facilities available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The main laboratory houses the most comprehensive equipment holdings as well as staff offices. Equipment located in the main facility:

  • Hitachi S-4800 Scanning Electron Microscope
  • JEOL 1230 Transmission Electron Microscope
  • Leica SP8 Laser Scanning Confocal/STED Microscope
  • Zeiss LSM 510 Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope
  • Leica Aperio Ariol Digital Slide Scanner
  • Leica LMD 7000 Laser Micro Dissection System
  • Olympus BX-51 Light Microscope with Digital Camera
  • Olympus BX-61 Light Microscope with Digital Camera (Fully Motorized)
  • Olympus Stereoscope with fluorescence attachment
  • (3) Ultramicrotomy Stations
  • Cryoultramicrotomy Station
  • (4) Paraffin Microtomy Stations
  • Automated Tissue Processor
  • Microwave Processor
  • Sakura Automated Slide Staining System
  • Leica Cryosubstitution apparatus
  • (3) Cryostats, (1) with Cryo-Jane System
  • Laser Capture Microscope
  • Olympus IX-81 Inverted Light Microscope
  • Leica AM TIRF MC System

Equipment located in our main laboratory is available for reservation through the CMRF online signup system. Please note that this is not a complete list of preparation equipment; if you are interested in beginning a project, please contact us.