Marion Bessin Liver Research Center

Core Facilities

The Center has five cores:



1. Image Analysis: Confocal Microscopy

  • BioRad Radiance 2000 Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope
  • Leica AOBS Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope
  • Zeiss Live/DUO Confocal Microscope
  • Multi Photon Confocal Microscopy

2. Image Analysis: Other Light Microscopic Techniques

  • Volume Rendering and 3D Quantitation
  • D.I.C. (Nomarski), Darkfield, Phase Contrast, IRM, and Epifluorescence with digital imaging
  • Exhaustive Photon Reassignment (EPR)
  • Motion Analysis
  • Microinjection
  • Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer

3. Analytical Procedures: Image Digitalization and Quantification

  • Computer Support and Networking, Hard Copy
  • Motion Analysis
  • Time Lapse Motion Analysis
  • Microinjection
  • High Speed Motion Analysis
  • Uncaging Station

4. Electron Microscopy

  • JEOLCO 100CXII Transmission Electron Microscope
  • JEOL 1200EX
  • Cryoultramicrotome
  • Cryo Electron Microscopy
  • JEOLCO 6400 Scanning Electron Microscope
  • Cressington Freeze Etch Unit

5. Histological Services

  • Consultation and training on technical approaches, dissection, and tissue preparation
  • istopathology interpretation
  • Optimization of histochemistry and immunohistochemistry
  • General immunohistochemistry
  • Histopathological analysis of embryonic tissues
  • Electron microscopy interpretation

6. Cytological and Histochemical and Cytochemical Procedures

  • Including, but not limited to, enzyme cytochemistry, immunocytochemistry, in situ hybridization and autoradiography at both light and electron microscopic levels

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