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.
Department of Biology
415 South Street
Waltham, Massachusetts 02454
Tel : 781-736-2682
Fax : 781-736-3107
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 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