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 880 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.

Acknowledgments to the Cell Imaging Core

We would like to thank you for acknowledging the University of Utah Cell Imaging Core. This recognition allows us to highlight the impact of your work and demonstrates the important contributions the Cell Imaging Core makes to research across the University of Utah. The recognition our core receives from your acknowledgments also aids in receiving grants and further funding for equipment we can provide to our users.

Self-Users: please mention in your published papers the use of instruments via the University of Utah Cell Imaging Core and any notable staff member.

We acknowledge Cell Imaging Core at the University of Utah for use of equipment (insert microscope(s) or instrument details here), and thank (insert any notable staff member – if desired) for their assistance.

Assisted Imaging: Please mention in your published papers the associate of our staff who took your images for you.

We acknowledge Cell Imaging Core at the University of Utah for use of equipment (insert microscope(s) or instrument detail here), and thank (insert staff member-required) for their assistance in image acquisition.

Collaboration: Co-author acknowledgment, collaborations that assist with the methodologies and planning process of your experiment as well as instrument use. At this depth of assistance, this type of recognition is required.

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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New Workstation

Location: Rm 1470
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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COMING SOON – The Zeiss Elyra:

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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To Set Up a User Account:

Account Setup

Booking Calendar:

Booking Calendar

In order to access our facility’s microscopes across campus, you must first fill out a Work Authorization Form. Once that has been cleared by our administrative office, you have access to our calendar page, then you need to book a consultation time with one of our associates and an overlapping time with your scope of interest. We suggest one hour of training/consultation with one of our associates on the scope and then booking a couple of hours directly afterward for imaging on your own. Once training is completed, our Director must first give permissions for you to access the building and rooms you require. You then must go in person with your UID card to our Administrative Office to gain card access to the building and rooms to which you have been granted permissions. To get to our Administrative Office (SOM 5C124), you must go to elevator C in the School of Medicine, go to floor 5, turn immediately right around the corner, and the office is down the hall on the left side.  If you have any more questions concerning this process please contact us at support.cellimaging@cores.utah.edu.

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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Xiang Wang Ph.D., Co-Director
801-587-7964
support.cellimaging@cores.utah.edu

xiang.wang@cores.utah.edu
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Chris Rodesch Ph.D., Co-Director
801-587-7964
support.cellimaging@cores.utah.edu

crodesch@cores.utah.edu
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Michael J. Bridge Ph.D., Research Associate
801-587-7964
support.cellimaging@cores.utah.edu

mike.bridge@utah.edu

 

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Isabelle Harward, Microscope Technician
801-587-7964
support.cellimaging@cores.utah.edu

isabelle.harward@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.