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Advanced Microscopy Core (JDC)

Director: Bonner-Weir, Susan, Ph.D.

Location: Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215

Core Summary:

The Advanced Microscopy Core of Joslin ‘s Diabetes Research Center facilitates the ready availability of sophisticated morphological techniques by providing electron microscopic services, a confocal microscope facility, a laser capture microdissection facility, as well as preparation of frozen or paraffin sections from tissues provided by investigators Additionally we provide protocols, analysis and interpretation.

Since the core is subsidized by the NIH funded DRC, members of the Joslin DRC have priority and a discounted fee-for-service. Use by outsiders will be considered if there is time available, with NIH grant holders given preference.

  • Joslin Diabetes Center
Personnel/Contact Information:

Director: Bonner-Weir, Susan, Ph.D.
Phone: (617) 309-2581

Member: Cahill, Chris
Role: Lab Manager

Facilities and Equipment:

Location of Core: Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215

Major Equipment:

  • Arcturus Pixcell II Laser capture microscope and accessories
  • Cryostat
  • Zeiss Laser Scanning microscope (LSM) 710 NLO Live with multiphoton capability and live imaging with inverted lens
  • Confocal microscope access service

    "After training, researchers can use independently with sign up on Intranet."

  • Cryostat sectioning

  • Immunochemistry service

    "Immunochemistry on ultrastructural level."

  • Laser capture microdissection service

    "Arcturus Pixcell II Laser capture microscope and accessories. After being trained, researchers use it independently."

  • Transmission electron microscopic analysis

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Last updated: 2018-04-12T07:18:09.770-05:00