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Center for Brain Science - Imaging Core Facility (FAS)

Core Summary:

CBS hosts an optical imaging facility that houses advanced devices for widespread use by neuroscientists and is developing the next generation of optical techniques. The optical imaging is intended to be an extension of individual labs, housed in shared space. By pooling equipment, highly skilled technical management of the tools is available, allowing for routine technological upgrades, quicker troubleshooting, and expert advice. In addition, the joint space leads to camaraderie amongst users, and allows new technical advances in one lab to spread rapidly to other labs. This core facility also frees up space in individual labs that can be used in other ways. Finally, the shared equipment lowers barriers to adoption of the latest technology.

This core facility provides:

* Laser scanning microscopes with motorized stages for high throughput reconstructions of the nervous system
* A histology suite for brain sectioning and tissue preparation
* Stereo fluorescence macroscopes
* The newest tools for high-resolution optical microscopy
* Ultra-fast optical scanning microscopes

  • Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Personnel/Contact Information:

Member: Turney, Steve

Facilities and Equipment:

Major Equipment:

  • Nikon N-STORM super resolution microscope (Ti-E TIRF with Perfect Focus System)
  • Nikon TIRF microscope
  • Olympus FV1000 confocal microscope (FVA)
  • Olympus FV1000MPE confocal microscope (FVB)
  • Video-rate multiphoton microscope
  • Zeiss fluorescence microscope with ApoTome attachment
  • Zeiss LSM-510 upright confocal microscope
  • Zeiss LSM-710 upright confocal microscope
  • Zeiss Pascal confocal microscope
  • Microscopy instrument access

    "The microscope systems in the imaging facility are made freely available to members of CBS , MCB and other departments."

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Last updated: 2015-01-16T10:06:12.829-06:00