Imaging Cores, Life Sciences North - Optical & Electron Microscopy

The IC LSN provide high-tech, high-resolution microscope tools to the UA biomedical research community, as well as industry partners.

The IC LSN are shared by Research, Discovery & Innovation and Arizona Research Laboratories. The IC LSN provide high-tech, high-resolution microscope tools to the UA biomedical research community, as well as industry partners. These tools, supported by staff with decades of experience, enable researchers to discover new information about the interrelationships of structure and function in cells, tissues, and other samples.

These Imaging Cores are the only biological transmission electron microscopy, or TEM, facilities on the UA campus. TEM provides the ability to observe cellular organelles at single nanometer resolutions. The staff in the TEM facility have over 50 years of combined experience.

·       Training and technical support for people interested in using the Zeiss Elyra S.1 microscope

·       Training and technical support for people interested in using the Leica DMI6000 microscope

·       Full service electron microscopy – users bring wet tissue samples, our lab then processes, embeds, sections, stains and finally images the samples on the transmission electron microscope

·       Training and technical support for people interested in using the FEI Tecnai Spirit TEM

Zeiss Elyra S.1 – super-resolution structured illumination microscope

·       Leica DMI6000 – brightfield color, DIC, polarized light and 4-color fluorescence microscope

·       FEI Tecnai Spirit Transmission Electron Microscope

Imaging Cores, Life Sciences North – Optical & Electron Microscopy overview Core Facilities Fair 2017