Confocal Imaging Lab

Our Imaging Lab  provides instrumentation, training and support for faculty and students in the acquisition and analysis of data using state of the art imaging equipment. Here researchers have access to equipment including Confocal, Transmitted light and, Epi- Fluorescence Microscopes. Computer work stations are also available with image processing software.






“Steering committee” 

Dr. Leslie Griffith

Dr. Gina Turrigiano

"Contact Information"

Edward Dougherty

Department of Biology

Brandeis University

415 South Street

Waltham, Massachusetts 02454

Tel : 781-736-2682

Fax : 781-736-3107



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Leica SP5

Leica SP5 Spectral Confocal Microscope / Resonant Scanner with 405 laser.   Fixed stage upright research microscope (Leica DM6000 CFS) with DIC. Translation stage with motorized x-y movement and separate scanning stage. Super Z Galvo stage and transmitted light detector. More


Zeiss LSM 880

LSM880 2+1Ch: a full blown confocal microscope with 7 laser lines(405/458/488/514/561/594/633nm) and 3 detectors of which 1 a GaAsP detector (for green-yellow detection, where GaAsP has highest sensitivity, however, you can also direct other spectra to this detector More

3i Marianas Spinning Disk

3i Marianas Spinning Disk Confocal Microscope, located on the forth floor of the Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center, includes a fully motorized research microscope (Zeiss AxioObserver) X,Y Motorized Stage with harmonic focusing drive, motorized nosepiece,motorized filter cube turret, motorized condenser, computer controlled bright field optics, high-speed bright field shutter, motorized and encoded x-y- stage, motorized document port selection, piezo controlled fine z- positioning, spherical aberration correction optics, 100W mercury fluorescence source, optimized light train, CoolSnap EZ 1392x1040 array with 6.45 micron pixels thermoelectric cooling camera, Quantum SC 512 camera vibration isolation workbench, SlideBook™ software for Marianas microscope. System also includes FRET/FRAP Photoablation system for Zeiss AxioObserver 25mm Brightfield Shutter for Zeiss DIC Option II and III for Marianas Includes II prism, III prism, rotatable polarizer and DIC cube, Yokogawa CSU-X1 Confocal Head System More


Bassine Spinning Disk

Marianas Vivo upgrade. A secound system is now located in Bassine room 109. The system is attached to a Zeiss Zeiss Axio Examiner Z1 Advanced VIVO microscope. Motorized research grade fixed stage upright microscope stand with harmonic focusing drive,motorized 5-position filter cube turret, 2-position nosepiece, long working distance. Orca flash 4 and a Yokogawa CSU-22 Confocal Scanning Unit. More

Andor Spinnning Disk

The Andor Spinning Disk Confocal Microscope, located on the 5th floor of the Rosenstiel Center, is equipped with both spinning disk confocal and epifluorescence modes, as well as a Mosaic laser photobleaching /photoactivation device. The system is set up to maximize speed for sequential or simultaneous detection of multple fluorophores. More


Keyence Microscope

Keyence BX-Z 710 is a Fluorescence Microscope that supports brightfield, phase contrast, oblique illumination, and fluorescence observation all within a single compact unit. The system can can automatically scan an entire slide or well and quickly stitch together an overall.

Automatically maps out the viewing area for slides,dishes, and well-plates for easy navigation. All operations are easily controlled through the mouse by simply clicking the area on the map to view. Located in the Bassine Science building Rm 218. More