The Department of Biological Sciences is well-equipped with a variety of high-end microscope facilities.
|Transmission Electron Microscopy|
- 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, 501, 514, 543, 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.
- Delong Instruments LVEM5 benchtop TEM
The LVEM5 is a unique benchtop TEM that operates at only 5keV. This reduced voltage is suitable for imaging of samples that can be deposited out of solution, or are less than 50nm in thickness. We use this microscope extensively for our SEA Phages program
- 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.