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Neuroscience Microscopy Service

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The Neuroscience Microscopy Service (NMS), located in the basement of the Lokey Stem Cell Building, is here to help you with state-of-the-art high-resolution fluorescence microscopy and image analysis.

NMS has:

  • two laser scanning confocal microscopes (Zeiss), both equipped for four-color imaging of live or fixed samples
  • two two-photon microscopes (Prairie Technologies/Bruker NanoScience)
    • one for tissue slice imaging (and electrophysiology),
    • one for in vivo imaging
  • a structured illumination super-resolution microscope (GE Healthcare)
  • a fully motorized widefield microscope (Zeiss) for fluorescence or transmitted light imaging of fixed samples
  • two high-powered image analysis workstations featuring:
  • NeuroLucida neuron tracing and analysis 
  • Imaris 3D/4D analysis and visualization 
  • Matlab
  • Image/Fiji

NMS provides expert one-on-one training on all systems, and 24/7 access to the facility for proficient users. 


Learn more of our equipment that is available.

Learn more of selected examples of data collected on NMS microscopes. 

Contact us to schedule a free consultation, or a 10-minute overview presentation for your next lab meeting, or an individual training session.

Learn more about our rates.