Confocal microscope at UCSF

A microscope that is used to increase micrograph contrast and/or reconstruct three-dimensional images by using a spatial pinhole to eliminate out-of-focus light in specimens that are thicker than the focal plane.
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Laser scanning confocal microscope, Two-photon confocal microscope
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Mission Bay

Gladstone Histology and Light Microscopy Core

Gladstone Institutes, Mission Bay
Contact: General Inquiries 415-734-2566

  • Confocal microscope
  • Leica SP5 confocal system with incubation
  • Zeiss LSM510 confocal meta with multiphoton - with 2-photon and meta-scan head
Mission Bay

Nikon Imaging Center

Biochemistry and Biophysics, Mission Bay
Contact: Kurt Thorn 415-326-4566

  • Spectral Confocal Microscope: Nikon FN1 Microscope, Nikon C1si Spectral Laser Scanning Confocal (laser lines: 405, 488, 561 nm)
  • Video Rate Spinning Disk Confocal: Nikon TI-E microscope, Yokogawa CSU22 from Solamere Technology Group (laser lines: 405, 491, 594, 640 nm), Photometrics Evolve EMCCD, Sutter emission wheels & shutters
Mission Bay, Mt. Zion, Parnassus

Laboratory for Cell Analysis (Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center Cytometry Core)

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Mission Bay, Mt. Zion, Parnassus
Contact: Ben Braun 415-514-4176

  • MB HD-337 Zeiss Spinning Disc&TIRF (inverted) Live Cell
  • Parnassus S1359 Video Time Lapse

Biological Imaging Development Center

Department of Pathology, Parnassus
Contact: Kaitlin Corbin 415-476-4550

  • Gen3 - Custom 2-photon confocal
  • Solamere Yokogawa spinning disk confocal