Microscopy Core

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The Microscopy laboratories are a collaboration of the BSCRC, IMED, and MCDB. The facilities include 2 photon confocal and fluorescence microscopes. The microscopes provide important technologies such as, the capability of isolating and collecting a plane of focus from within a sample, thus eliminating the out of focus "haze" normally seen with a fluorescent sample and fine focus, enabling the collection of a series of images through a three dimensional object. These images can then be used for a two or three dimensional reconstruction. Additionally, double and triple labels can be collected with the microscope. Since these images are collected from an optical plane within the sample, precise co-localizations can be performed.