Instruments and Services

The Microscopy CoRE is comprised of laser scanning confocal, spinning disk confocal, multi-photon, electron, and widefield microscopes as well as image processing workstations –which are open every day, including holidays at any hour of the day. The CoRE offers full-service Transmisison-Electorn Microscopy, provides imaging support, and can guide users through image-analysis strategies. CoRE scientists can also collaborate with investigators to develop novel imaging and analysis approaches.



  • Zeiss LSM 780
  • Leica SP5 DM
  • Leica SP5 DMI
  • Yokogawa Spinning Disk with new lasers
  • Super Resolution
    • Zeiss LSM 880 with Airyscan
    • Leica SP8 with 3X STED

Light Sheet

  • LaVision UltraMicroscope II

Two photon

  • Olympus FV1000


  • Zeiss AxioImager Z2
  • Leica DMi8
  • Olympus IX-70 with LiveCell
  • AxioPlan2 (polarized light)
  • Olympus Macroscope MVX10


  • Hitachi 7000
  • Hitachi 7700


  • From whole organ/organism to EM: Obtain the best resolution  for your sample
  • Super-resolution Confocal
  • Multi-color confocal and spectral unmixing
  • High resolution widefield and deconvolution for fast imaging
  • Living cells and organisms: timelapse for events that last milliseconds to weeks