Cell Imaging

The Cell Imaging Facility provides training and consultation on the use of confocal microscopy, widefield automated microscopy, and software analysis tools for quantitative analysis of image data. The facility has four locations (HCI, HSC, Biology, Biochemistry) each with confocal and widefield capabilities. There are several options for confocal microscopy of fixed or live samples, including Nikon A1, A1R, Leica SP8 white light, Olympus FV1000s, Bruker Ultima 2 Photon and a Zeiss 800 Airyscan. In addition, two Yokogawa spinning disk confocals are also available. There are two Nikon Ti automated microscopes with laser autofocus and stage incubators in addition to two Olympus widefield CCD systems. These instruments run using a variety of proprietary software platforms and some multifunctional image capture programs such as Metamorph, Micromanager and Imaris software are available for 2D and 3D analysis of image data.

Web calendar for scheduling appointments: This system is core wide and uses the campus UNID system. Upon first login you will be asked for information and for which PI there is an authorized chartfield registered with the cores office. If you have problems logging in contact billing at billing@cores.utah.edu

Before working with us, please take the time to read our Microscopy Core Policies. To make a reservation to use our equipment or services, please go to resource.cores.utah.edu. Please arrange for a training appointment with core staff to become approved to use the instruments. Instruments are available 24/7 to appropriately trained users.

Please include this statement when acknowledging us in your research:

Imaging was performed at the Fluorescence Microscopy Core Facility, a part of the Health Sciences Cores at the University of Utah. Microscopy equipment was obtained using a NCRR Shared Equipment Grant # 1S10RR024761-01.

A variety of instrumentation is available at the Cell Imaging Core.  Click on links below for further information on these systems.

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Confocal Microscopes

Nikon A1

Location: Radiobiology Lab (Bldg 586) Room 54
U of U Personnel Rates: $20/hr; $10 nights & weekends

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Nikon A1R

Location: Radiobiology Lab (Bldg 586) Room 56
U of U Personnel Rates: $20/hr; $10 nights & weekends

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Olympus FV1000

Location: Radiobiology Lab (Bldg 586) Room 48
U of U Personnel Rates: $20/hr; $10 nights & weekends

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Olympus FV1000

Location: Radiobiology Lab (Bldg 586) Room 60
U of U Personnel Rates: $20/hr; $10 nights & weekends

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Prairie Ultima 2 Photon Confocal

Location: Radiobiology Lab (Bldg 586) Room 48D
U of U Personnel Rates: $20/hr; $10 nights & weekends

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Widefield Microscopes

Nikon Widefield Microscope

Location: Radiobiology Lab (Bldg 586) Room 59
U of U Personnel Rates: $10/hr

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EVOS FL

Location: Radiobiology Lab (Bldg 586) Room 56
U of U Personnel Rates: $10/hr

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Axio Scan.Z1

Location: Radiobiology Lab (Bldg 586) Room 60
U of U Personnel Rates: $20/hr; $10/hr nights & weekends

 

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HCI Core Location (801-213-5678 )

A variety of instrumentation is available at the HCI location. These include a Leica SP8 white light laser confocal, Yokogawa Spinning disk confocal/ TIRFM system and automated widefield.  Click on links below for further information on these systems. Mike Bridge and Chris Rodesch (801-633-6589) have office hours there two days a week.

Leica SP8 White light Laser Confocal:

Location: HCI Room 1480
U of U Personnel Rates:$20/hr; $10 nights & weekends

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Spinning Disk Confocal/TIRFM Microscope

Location: HCI 1420
U of U Personnel Rates:$20/hr; $10 nights & weekends

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Nikon Widefield Microscope

Location: HCI rm 1430
U of U Personnel Rates:$10/hr

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Biology Core Location (801-587-7964)

A variety of instrumentation is available at the Biology location at 230ASB.  Click on links below for further information on these systems

Zeiss 880 Airy Scan:

Location:ASB 230
U of U Personnel Rates:$20/hr; $10 nights & weekends

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Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm

Location

Radiobiology Building (Bldg 585), Room 48
30 N 2030 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Staff
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Chris Rodesch Ph.D., Director
801-587-7964
crodesch@cores.utah.edu

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Michael J. Bridge Ph.D.
801-587-7964
mike.bridge@utah.edu

Oversight Committee

Josh Bonkowsky, Associate Professor, Neurobiology and Anatomy,
Adam Douglass, Assistant Professor, Neurobiology and Anatomy
Gabrielle Kardon, Associate Professor, Human Genetics
Kristen Kwan, Assistant Professor, Human Genetics
John Phillips, Core Facilities Director
Chris Rodesch, Research Assistant Professor, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Core Facilities
Jody Rosenblattt, Assistant Professor, Oncological Sciences, HCI
Jason Shepherd
Matt Wachowiak, USTAR

Please send feedback about future plans, core policies issues with equipment and usage to the committee if you think it is something we should consider at our meetings.