Senior Vice President for Research Kimberly Espy has approved funding to move forward with the purchase of three high-end optical microscopes from Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC. Zeiss had the winning proposal in a competitive RFP that was conducted this summer.
The instruments include an inverted confocal microscope and an upright multi-photon/confocal microscope to be placed in a new ORD Imaging Core Facility within the Marley building (main campus).
The third microscope, funded through an NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant awarded to David Elliott, PhD (Cellular & Molecular Medicine) and his co-investigators, as well as commitments from the Office for Research & Discovery, the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, and the Departments of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Immunobiology, and Physiology, will be placed into the existing Imaging Core on the fourth floor of Life Sciences North (AHSC). This microscope will achieve superresolution through the use of a technique called structured illumination (SIM). For more information on SIM, see the SIM proposal website.