Cell Biology and Microscopy

Fluorescence microscopy and electrophysiology

The Digital Microscopy Lab (Altschul, 10th floor) contains 4 workstations, each equipped with a Nikon compound fluorescence microscope and PhysioStation for cellular electrophysiology.  Each workstation also has a digital camera and associated software analysis program. 

A high-resolution data projector is connected to all workstations, allowing students to view images from any of the microscopes (separately or simultaneously) on the screen in front of the lab.  These workstations are used extensively in upper-level lab courses, and in student and faculty research. 

Confocal microscopy

The Confocal Lab (Milbank, 4th floor) contains a Zeiss LSM 510 Meta confocal microscope.  This state-of-the-art system offers students and faculty the ability to image a variety of fluorophores at high resolution, and to reconstruct three-dimensional structures from obtained images.