The Department of Biological Sciences is well-equipped with a variety of high-end microscope facilities.
- Nikon TE-2000U with phase contrast
- Nikon TE-2000U with DIC
- Nikon Eclipse E800
- Nikon E1000
- Nikon SMZ1500 stereomicroscope
- Nikon Biostation IM
The department maintains a variety of inverted and upright microscopes capable of fluorescent, DIC and phase contrast imaging. All microscopes have designated cameras and software for capturing high-quality images. The Biostation IM is an incubated, CO2-controlled, enclosed microscope that allows for multi-day time-lapse imaging of live cells.
- Zeiss LSM880 scanning confocal
- Nikon LiveScan Swept Field confocal
The Department of Biological Sciences has two confocal microscopes – a Zeiss LSM880
scanning microscope and a Nikon Swept Field. The Zeiss is equipped with lasers for
excitation at 405, 458, 488, 514, 561, and 633nm. A heated stage is also available for live cell imaging, although users must provide their own chamber. The Nikon Swept Field is
designed specifically for live-cell imaging and can excite at 440, 488, and 561nm.
- Molecular Machines MMI CellCut laser microdissection
The MMI CellCut laser microdissection system allow for precise, user-defined sections of material to be cut and removed from special slides or dishes. The instrument is then able to transfer these sections to a tube so they can be further analyzed. Our system utilizes a Nikon TE-2000S inverted fluorescent microscope.