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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.