About the Atomic Force Microscopy Core Facility

The Atomic Force Microscopy Core Facility is established through an NIH S10 shared instrument award, with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The facility has state-of-the-art atomic force and real-time confocal imaging capabilities and is customized for numerous biological applications ranging from single molecules to living cells to intact tissues.

The core functionality of the system allows users to conduct biomechanical studies complemented with fast, high-resolution confocal fluorescence imaging. As a standalone instrument, the atomic force microscope also provides force spectroscopy and imaging capabilities that break the optical resolution barrier, providing numerous options for the various users of the facility.

Currently, eight Mount Sinai research groups are major users of the facility, spanning biomedical research fields including cardiology, radiology, systems biology, structural biology, and orthopedics. These groups use the system for numerous applications such as high-resolution imaging, biomechanical testing, and single cell force probing. Refer to the Research page for further details.

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AFM Core Facility
Tel: 212-241-2362 (x4AFMC)
Fax: 212-241-4080

Atran Berg Laboratory Building, Rm 3-23
1428 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029