Reservation System

Please click on the microscope (and light source, if applicable) that you’d like to reserve.

LSM510 microscope  (room P15-7251, RC2)
  • Laser scanning confocal (filter-based) and multi-photon
  • Lasers lines: 458nm, 488nm, 514nm, 543nm, 633nm, multiphoton SpectraPhysics Insight X3, tunable 680-1300nm and 1045nm
  • DIVER detection for FLIM, SHG, THG.
olympus FV1000 microscope  (room P15-7251, RC2)
  • confocal laser scanning imaging
  • lasers: 405nm, 458nm, 488nm, 515nm, 543nm, 635nm
  • CO2/humidity/temperature controlled chamber
  • non-descanned detectors for two-photon, SHG and CARS
  • capable of FCS, RICS and CARS

 note: RESTRICTED USE for CARS, only with ALMC personnel assistance

 (room P18-7402A2, RC1)
  • fluorescence widefield and brightfield imaging of the whole slide
  • motorized stage with 4 slides holder
  • high sensitivity imaging with DFC365FX camera
  • 3 channels: dapi, fitc, tritc
 (room P15-7244, RC2)
  • corrected emission and excitation spectra
  • fast and slow kinetics
  • polarization and ratiometric measurements
  • temperature control of sample
 (room P15-7243, RC2)
  • brightfield (DIC) and widefield fluorescence
  • 5MP color camera
  • uses AmScope software for image acquisition
Olympus spinning disk microsope  (room P18-7402C, RC1)
  • Olympus OBJECTIVES- U PLAN APO 10X oil N.A. 0.40, UAPO 40X oil N.A. 1.35, TIRFM PLAN APO 60X oil N.A. 1.45 WD 0.15mm, U PLAN APO 100X oil N.A. 1.35.
  • EXCITATION SOURCE: 100 watt Hg lamp.
  • CAMERA; Hamamatsu ORCA IIER monochromatic CCD camera 1344X1024 full chip, 6.45X6.45 um pixel .
  • FILTER SETS: DAPI EX360-70 EM420-60, FITC EX450-80 EM535, TRITC EX535 EM635; CFP/YFP FRET filter set 8600 2v2(JP4)
  • PLATFORM: Dell P4 3.2 GHz, Windows 2000 .
  • DATA: ethernet, CD-W or DVD-W 16X.
  • Acquisition SOFTWARE: Intelligent Imaging Slidebook v.4.067.
Olympus spinning disk microsope  (room P18-7402A1, RC1)
  • lasers: 488nm 200 mW OPS Laser, 405nm Diode Laser 50mW, 561nm Laser 200 mW OPS and 640nm Diode Laser 150 mW
  • camera: Andor 897 EMCCD
  • software: ZEN2012 with MultiEmitter functionality (allows for the fitting of overlapping events)
  • Zeiss Axio Observer Z1 inverted microscope with environmental chamber and Definite Focus for drift correction during live cell TIRF imaging
  • 3D super-resolution (20nm laterally and 50nm axially) via Phase Ramp Localization Imaging Microscopy (PRLIM) and Monte Carlo simulation for signal/noise axial localization
3I Marianas Inverted Spinning Disk (room P18-7402A2, RC1)

  • fast confocal imaging on Zeiss Axio Observer Z1 with Yokogawa CSU-X1
  • lasers: 405, 445, 488, 515, 561 nm lines with millisecond 3I mSwitcher
  • 3I mSAC millisecond spherical aberation correction
  • 3I live specimen Vector Scanner for photo-manipulation
  • Photometrics Evolve 16-bit EMCCD camera for confocal imaging
  • Photometrics CoolSNAP HQ2 camera for wide-field imaging and FURA2 ratiometric Ca imaging
  • Okolab cage incubator with temperature, CO2, air and humidity control
  • Definite Focus for drift correction during live cell imaging
  • uses 3I Slidebook 5.5 and/or 6.0 software


3I VIVO upright Spinning Disk (room P18-7206, RC1)
  • fast confocal imaging on Zeiss Axio Examiner D1 withYokogawa CSU-X1
  • lasers: 405, 488, 561 nm lines with millisecond 3I mSwitcher
  • Photometrics Evolve 16-bit EMCCD camera
  • 3I live specimen Vector Scanner for photo-manipulation and two-photon imaging
  • two-photon imaging via GaAsP non-descanned detection using MIRA900 (Coherent) tunable laser (700-900nm)
  • available 4.5mm long working distance objective LD Scale Plan-Apochromat 20X NA1.0 for deep imaging of "Scale" cleared tissue
  • uses 3I Slidebook 5.5 and/or 6.0 software


Two-color STED Microscope (room L18-11216, RC1-South)
  • Super-resolution microscope using STimulated Emission Depletion (STED) that can allow resolution down to ~40-50 nm.
  • Two-color channel super-resolution imaging using Atto 590 (STAR 580) and Atto 647N (STAR 635 or STAR 635P) fluorophores (two-color STED Sample Preparation).
  • Built around an Olympus IX-71 microscope with bright field, DIC and epi-fluorescence imaging of the same field of view as STED imaging.
  • Must have Dominik Stich present to do imaging.


Two-color STED Microscope (room P15-7244, RC2)
  • Spectral unmixing confocal and two-photon imaging
  • 34-Channel GaAsP QUASAR Detection Unit and non-descanned detectors for two-photon fluorescence and second harmonic generation
  • Visible lasers lines: 458nm, 488nm, 514nm, 561nm, 633nm
  • Tunable infrared Coherent Chameleon Ultra II laser (680nm–1080nm)
  • FLIM (lifetime imaging)
  • Temperature controlled stage
  • Definite Focus for drift correction during live cell imaging
  • ZEN2011 software with FCS/RICS package


Microscopes may be reserved for any available time slot, but training and technical assistance may be available only at certain times.