Research Imaging Facility
The Research Imaging Facility (RIF) occupies approximately 2900 square feet and offers a wide diversity of imaging and quantitative equipment to the research faculty, including a Leica spectral confocal microscope, Hitachi scanning and transmission electron microscopes, chemiluminescence, bioluminescence and fluorescence imaging systems, computerized image analysis and real-time PCR. A Leica SP5 spectral laser scanning confocal microscope was purchased in 2010 with funds from an NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant. Other recent acquisitions include an Applied Biosystems StepOnePlus, 96 well real-time PCR and a Synoptics G:Box iChemi XT chemiluminescence and fluorescence imaging system.
RIF resources currently available to trained users are:
- Leica TCS SP5 spectral laser scanning confocal microscope - Oracle Resource Name: RIF-Leica LSCM
- Hitachi S-3000 scanning electron microscope - Oracle Resource Name: RIF-SEM
- Hitachi H-7000 transmission electron microscope - Oracle Resource Name: RIF-TEM
- MCID image analysis workstation - Oracle Resource Name: RIF-MCID
- Applied Biosystems StepOnePlus, real-time PCR - Oracle Resource Name: RIF-Step One Plus
- Syngene G:Box iChemi XT chemiluminescence imaging system - Oracle Resource Name: RIF-Syngene G:Box chemi-imager
- Li-COR Odyssey, near-infrared imaging system - Oracle Resource Name: RIF-Odyssey
- IVIS Lumina in vivo bioluminescence imaging system - Oracle Resource Name: RIF-Lumina
- Olympus Fuoview laser scanning confocal microscope - Oracle Resource Name: RIF-confocal
- Promega GloMax Multi Jr. fluorometer - Oracle Resource Name: RIF-Promega GloMax fluorometer
The Research Imaging Facility is accessible to trained users 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. For training and assistance, please contact Melissa Roberts at 545-7186.
The Research Imaging Facility also offers all necessary support features for electron microscopy sample preparation, and negative and film processing. A high-resolution scanner is available for digitizing prints and negatives. Support personnel oversee the daily operation of the facility and are available for training, technical support, protocol development and contractual research projects.