Microscopy and Photographic Facilities

Yeast cells
The Microscopy Core Facility supports both research and teaching needs. Resources include a scanning electron microscope (SEM), a transmission electron microscope (TEM), a laser scanning confocal microscope, and a direct epifluorescence microscope equipped with a digital CCD camera to allow for FRAP, FRET and high-speed multi-channel time-lapse analyses. This facility is also staffed by a full-time research technician to provide training, oversight, and technical support.

Department Microscopist
Dr. Abigail Reft

Electron Microscopy FacilityMicrograph of mating mites


  • Amray 1810 scanning electron microscope

  • Zeiss 109 transmission electron microscope

Tissue Processing Resources

  • RMC, MT6000XL ultramicrotome

  • Anatech Hummer 6.2 Sputter coating device

  • Samdri PVT-3B critical point dryer

Light Microscopy Facility

Confocal Microscopy

  • Fully automated Nikon TE2000 inverted microscope equipped with BioRad scanning lasers (3)

Epifluorescence Microscopy

  • Nikon A1R inverted microscope equipped with resonant scanner, spectral imager, perfect focus technology and fully automated stage with temperate regulated growth chamber for live cell imaging

  • CCD camera and fully automate shutter and slide stage.

  • Nikon TE300 inverted microscope    

Bright-field Microscopy

  • Olympus CX41 bright field microscope

  • Olympus SZ30 stereomicroscope