Confocal microscope image of cultured neuron immunolabeled for synaptic proteins shown in green, blue and red. Image acquired by Tonya Anderson on a Leica SP5. At right: Confocal microscope image of a section through the eye of an E14.5 mouse embryo immunolabeled for multipotent stem cell marker Sox2 (green), oligodendrocyte marker Olig2 (red) and nuclei marker DAPI (blue). Image acquired by Dipankar Dutta on a Leica SP5.

Microscopy CORE

The Microscopy CORE offers access to high-end instrumentation for bright field and fluorescence microscopy and to computer workstations for image processing, image deconvolution, and image analysis.

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The Microscopy CORE houses laser scanning confocal, spinning disk confocal, multi-photon, epi-fluorescence, brightfield, and live cell microscopes as well as image processing workstations, all of which are accessible 24/7. Details are provided below.

Laser Scanning Confocal

Spinning Disk Confocal





Image Analysis Software

  • AutoQuantX3 Deconvolution
  • MetaMorph Image Analysis
  • Volocity 3D Image Analysis
  • Amira 3D Image Analysis

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Annenberg Building, Room 18-250
1468 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029

Deanna L. Benson, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience
Tel: 212-824-8974
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Nikos Tzavaras, PhD
Senior Associate Researcher
Tel: 212-241-3906
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William Janssen
Senior Scientist
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Javier Bravo-Cordero
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology
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Crystal Pristell
Associate Researcher
Tel: 212-241-0400
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