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. 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.

HSC Building 585/586
Confocal Microscopes

Nikon A1

Room 59
U of U Personnel Rates: $25/hr; $12.50 nights & weekends

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Nikon A1R

Room 54
U of U Personnel Rates: $25/hr; $12.50 nights & weekends

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Prairie Multi Confocal

Room 48B
U of U Personnel Rates: $25/hr; $12.50 nights & weekends

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Prairie Ultima 2 Photon Confocal

Room 48D
U of U Personnel Rates: $25/hr; $12.50 nights & weekends

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Widefield Microscopes

Nikon Widefield Microscope

Location: Room 56
U of U Personnel Rates: $12.5/hr

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EVOS FL

Location: Room 54
U of U Personnel Rates: $12.5/hr

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Slide Scanning

Axio Scan.Z1

Location: Room 60
U of U Personnel Rates: $25/hr; $12.50/hr nights & weekends

 

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HCI Core Location

A variety of instrumentation is available at the HCI location. These include a Leica SP8 white light laser confocal 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: Room 1480
U of U Personnel Rates:$25/hr; $12.5 nights & weekends

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Leica SP8 405-488-561-633 Laser Confocal:

Location: Room 1440
U of U Personnel Rates:$25/hr; $12.5 nights & weekends

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Nikon Widefield Microscope

Location: Rm 1430
U of U Personnel Rates:$12.5/hr

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Alice B. Skaggs Biology Building

Vutara

Location: Rm
U of U Personnel Rates:$12.5/hr

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Crocker Science Center

A variety of instrumentation is available at the CSC location at Room 032.  Click on links below for further information on these systems

Zeiss 880 Airy Scan:

Location: Room 032
U of U Personnel Rates:$25/hr; $12.5 nights & weekends

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James Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building

Olympus FV1000

Location: Currently located in SMBB
U of U Personnel Rates: $25/hr; $12.50 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

Chair:
Bruce Edgar, Professor, Oncological Sciences

Committee:
Josh Bonkowsky
, Associate Professor, Neurobiology and Anatomy,
Kristen Kwan, Assistant Professor, Human Genetics
Michelle Mendoza, Associate Professor, Oncological Sciences
John Phillips, Core Facilities Director
Minna Roh, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry
Yan-Ting Shiu, Research Assistant Professor, Nephrology
Mark Smith, Research Assistant Professor, Oncological Sciences
Lukas Timmons, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

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.