The Department owns and operates the Department of Biological Sciences Light Microscopy Facility which houses a Zeiss AxioplanII equipped for phase, fluorescence, and DIC microscopy. This microscope is equipped with a new Retiga-SRV camera and Phyllum Live software (including 3-D rendering and deconvolution). Also available is a Leica MZ12 stereomicroscope with epifluorescence equipment. Digital imaging is possible using a cooled, RGB high-resolution Optronics CCD camera. The Microscopy Facility houses a Quorum Technologies Spinning Disk confocal and a Nikon A1RSi Confocal Microscope system equipped with a PicoQuant FLIM,FCS module. This facility also houses the important historical microscope that R.D. Allen used to develop Allen Video-Enhanced Contrast Microscopy.
Congratulations to Prof. Patrick Dolph and Yashodhan Chinchore on their recent cover of PLOS Genetics! This cover image was taken with the Leica TCS SP confocal.