The Microscopy Shared Resource (MSR) is located at the UA Cancer Center, servicing the immediate needs and future demands of biomedical and translational researchers. The MSR provides several advanced instruments and services for all UA researchers, including confocal microscopy, super-resolution microscopy, slide scanning, live cell imaging, multiphoton and intravital imaging, advanced image analysis, and much more. In addition to providing advanced instrumentation and imaging services, the core facility is a model of academic collaboration.
The Comparative Pathology Core Laboratory (CPCL) provides the following expert services: Histology Services, Pathology Services, Immunohistochemistry, Whole Slide Scanning, and Consultation with a Pathologist.
The Arizona LaserChron Center is an NSF Community Facility that is designed to address problems in Earth Science through the generation of U-Th-Pb geochronologic data and complementary geochemical information by Laser Ablation ICP Mass Spectrometry. The main instruments utilized at the Arizona LaserChron Center include a Nu Plasma multicollector ICPMS, a Thermo Element2 single-collector ICPMS, a Teledyne Iridia laser and two Analyte G2 lasers, and a Hitachi 3400N SEM, all of which are dedicated to ALC research.
This Laboratory is equipped with CAMECA SX100 Ultra and CAMECA SX50 electron probe microanalyzers (EPMA) that perform rapid, non-destructive chemical analysis of solid samples.
Offering fluorescence deconvolution microscopy, which is particularly well suited for thinner samples that may be too dim to image on a confocal microscope.
The Keck Center for Nano-Scale Imaging provides optical, scanning electron and atomic force imaging services as well as sensitive absorbance and infrared spectroscopy analysis.
The Biomedical Imaging Core offers leading edge multiphoton and confocal microscopy for biomedical imaging and data collection. Conveniently located on the downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, the core is designed to be a community-based resource available to UA affiliated and non-affiliated faculty and researchers.
We provide access, training, and ongoing support for users of a wide range of optical (light) microscopes. From stereo and widefield microscopes to more advanced techniques like confocal, multiphoton and superresolution, the facility and the managers are available to provide technical support and consultation to advance scientific inquiry and aid in experimental design.
The core facility is a full service lab providing access to advanced expertise in Biological Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) related research, from consultation to imaging service and training to faculty, scientists and students on campus, external research institutions and industrial community. We receive previously fixed samples, prepare them for TEM, negative staining and immunoelectron microscopy techniques, and perform ultramicrotomy, digital imaging and interpretation of results.
The Kuiper Materials Imaging & Characterization Facility provides access to cutting-edge instrumentation for electron microscopy – the backbone of nanotechnology – and Raman spectroscopy. Experienced personnel can assist and facilitate research.
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