Our Imaging Lab provides instrumentation, training and support for facultiy 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.
Marianas Spinning Disk Confocal Microscope, located in the CLEM facility, 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, 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-22 Confocal Head System More
A secound system is now located in Bassine room 109. The system is attached to a Zeiss Axiovert 200M inverted microscope. This includes a 37 degree incubation chamber (Solent Scientific), CO2 enrichment accessory (Solent Scientific), Photometric Cascade II (512) and a Yokogawa CSU-22 Confocal Scanning Unit. More
Department of Biology
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Waltham, Massachusetts 02454
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