Imaging Facility


Quorum Technologies Spinning Disk Confocal

  • Confocal imaging of live and fixed cells
  • Nikon Eclipse Ti - inverted microscope
  • 3 laser lines: 403, 491, 561
  • Two, Hamamatsu Image EMCCD cameras
  • Photonics Mosaic System for Photoactivation and Photobleaching
  • 20/20 temperature controlled stage


Nikon A1R SI Confocal

  • Point scanning confocal
  • Galvano and Resonant Scanners
  • 6 laser lines: 405, 457, 488,514, 561, 640
  • Spectral Imaging
  • Simultaneous Photoactivation/Photobleaching with confocal imaging
  • 20/20 temperature controlled stage


PicoQuant TCSPC Lifetime Imaging - a module on the Nikon A1

  • Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM)
  • Forester Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)
  • Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS)


Zeiss Axioplan II

  • Wide-field fluorescence
  • Brightfield
  • Differential Interference Contrast
  • Retiga SRV camera
  • Phylum imaging software


NIkon SMZ1500 Stereo Microscope


  • Transmitted light
  • GFP fluorescence
  • Optronics CCD color camera
  • MetaVue imaging software


The resources of the Biological Sciences Imaging Facility are available to all members of the Dartmouth community and to researchers outside of Dartmouth.

All users of the equipment must be trained before using the equipment.

Please email Ann Lavanway (