Microscopy Core

The Microscopy Core is a collaboration of the BSCRC and the Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology (MCDB). The Core's mission is to promote interdisciplinary and collaborative research within the UCLA research community.

The Core provides state-of-the-art, high resolution technologies for imaging and analyzing the molecular and structural organization of cells and tissue as well as bioengineered materials.  The technologies include confocal, wide-field fluorescence, live-cell, and super-resolution imaging as well as software for image analysis. Training is required prior to receiving access to the Core's microscopes and imaging workstations. 

The Microscopy Core is organized into four interdependent imaging labs:  

CHS 66-100E Microscopy Core

Instrumentation: Contact:
  • Zeiss LSM 880 Confocal with Airyscan        
  • Zeiss Spinning Disk Confocal
  • Zeiss LSM 700 Confocal
  • Imaris Workstation

Ken Yamauchi, Ph.D.   
Staff Research Associate III                                          
Email: keny@ucla.edu
Phone: 310- 825-7565

MCDB-BSCRC TLSB 5031 Microscopy Core

Instrumentation: Contact:
  • Zeiss Elyra super-resolution SIM/PALM       
  • Zeiss LSM880 Confocal with Airyscan
  • Zeiss LSM780 Confocal
  • Zeiss Imager M2 Apotome System
  • Imaris Workstation

Nathanael Prunet, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, MCDB                          
Email: natprunet@ucla.edu
Phone: 310-267-5772                   


Factor 14-665

Instrumentation: Contact:
  • IncuCyte Zoom (live-cell analysis)                  

Maria Dominguez
BSCRC Core Resources and Facilities Manager       
Email: mariadominguez@mednet.ucla
Phone: 310-983-1414

Core Pricing:

Product/Service UCLA Rate
LSM 700, 780 and 880 Confocal – Peak $37.48 per hour
LSM 700, 780 and 880 Confocal – Off-peak $26.19 per hour
Spinning Disk – Peak $27.14 per hour
Spinning Disk - Off-peak $21.83 per hour
Imager M2 Apotome – Peak $9.14 per hour
Imager M2 Apotome – Off-peak $9.14 per hour
Training $75.14 per hour
Imaris Workstation  $6.20 per hour

*Please note: Peak hours are 9AM to 6PM. Off-peak hours are 6PM to 9AM.