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In the Noel T. Keen Hall Microscopy Core, there are five confocal microscopes.

Instrument Room Description
Pathway HT 1002 High throughput automated confocal
Leica SP2 1003 High resolution UV confocal
Zeiss 510 1004 High resolution visible confocal
Yokogawa Scanner 1004 High sensitivity, high speed confocal
Meridian InSight 1006 Ocular viewing confocal
Zeiss 510 1004 High resolution visible confocal
Leica Inverted SP5 1008 Highly versatile, high-sensitivity inverted confocal


Other major imaging equipment includes a laser capture system, an SEM, a critical point dryer, a luminescence imager, and two high performance stereo microscopes.

Instrument Room Description
Arcturus XT 1005 New laser capture system with UV and IR lasers
Hitachi TM-1000 1006 Environmental SEM for live and frozen samples
Luminescence Dark Box 1015 PIXIS 1024B camera on Stanford Photonics enclosure
Leica MZIII Combi 1002 Stereo scope with 10x turret and grayscale camera
Leica MZIII Pursuit 1006 Stereo scope with 4MP RGB/gray SPOT camera


For sample preparation, there is a complete family of microtomes, a gene gun, a laminar flow hood, an incubator for animal cells and an Arabidopsis growth chamber.

Instrument Room Description
Microm OMV500 1005 Motorized Cryostat with vacuum feature
EMS5000 1005 Oscillating tissue slicer
EMS 850 1005 Critical point dryer for SEM preparation
EMS5000 1005 Oscillating tissue slicer
Ultracut T 1015 Ultramicrotome with cryo capability
Hacker 5030 1016 Microtome for routine plastic sectioning
PDS1000/He 2009 BioRad gene gun with vacuum chamber
Clean bench 1005 Labcono 5 ft horizontal Laminar flow hood
37° incubator 1017 For short-term animal cell storage
Growth Chamber Hall 22° C 16h day


Percival growth chamberFor robotic fluid handling, there is a large dual bridge robot with sterile enclosure and high-volume plate carousel.

Instrument Room Description
Biomek FXP 1016 Fully functional 96 & span-8 robot with Cytomat hotel


Data analysis capabilities include two 3-D rendering packages and an image quantitation system.

Bitplane 1005 User-friendly 3D rendering software
MCID Elite 1015 Image analysis and motorized microscope control
Attovision/IP Lab 1002 Software running the Pathway HT

General lab equipment for occasional use in support of microscopy and screening projects (non-rental)