The Confocal and Light Microscopy core facility at Dana Farber Cancer Institute provides state-of-the-art imaging microscopy technology for fixed and live cells and tissues along with scientific and technical expertise to assist in experimental design and optimal image collection.

Imaging techniques available through the core include:

  • Standard fluorescence
  • Live-cell long term imaging
  • Confocal
  • Deconvolution
  • Fluorescence spectral detection
  • TIRF
  • FRET
  • Calcium imaging

Available equipment includes:

    • Nikon inverted widefield fluorescence microscope
    • Spinning disk confocal microscope from Andor (YokogawaCSU-X1)
    • Leica SP5 laser scanning confocal with a white light laser

    Training on all equipment, consultation about various imaging techniques, and assistance with image analysis is also available. Core staff is also able to assist with troubleshooting microscope issues in individual research labs.

    INITIAL CONSULTATION IS FREE - please contact Doris Tabassum

    NEW: The core has established a collaboration with Rockland Immunochemicals to provide free, trial-size samples of primary and secondary antibodies that may be useful in your experiments.

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