Microscope at UCSF

A microscope is an instrument which magnifies the view on objects (too small to be viewed by the naked eye) under increased resolution. A microscope can be an optical instrument but also and electronic instrument. There are various kind of optical microscopes, e.g confocal microscope, epifluoresence microscope)
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Confocal microscope, Electron microscope, Laser capture microdissection microscope, Optical microscope, Upright microscope
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China Basin

Nuclear-Optical Imaging

Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, China Basin
Contact: Youngho Seo 415-353-9464 youngho.seo@ucsf.edu

  • Optical Imaging - IVIS50, Caliper Life Sciences
Mission Bay

Biomedical Micro & Nanotechnology Core (BMNC)

Mission Bay
Contact: Illya Gordon (415) 514-4953 illya.gordon@ucsf.edu

  • AM Dissecting Microscope
  • Leica DM4000 Metallurgical Upright Microscope
Mission Bay

Gladstone Histology and Light Microscopy Core

Gladstone Institutes, Mission Bay
Contact: General Inquiries 415-734-2566 histology@gladstone.ucsf.edu

  • Dissecting microscope
Mission Bay

Gladstone Stem Cell Core

Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, Mission Bay
Contact: Josh Arnold 415-734-2866 jarnold@gladstone.ucsf.edu

  • Video microscope
  • Zeiss Axiovert 200M
  • Zeiss Observer.Z1
Mission Bay

Macromolecular Structure Group Crystallography Facility

Biochemistry and Biophysics, Mission Bay
Contact: Dr. Chris Waddling 415-476-8288 waddling@msg.ucsf.edu

  • CrystalPro Microscope
Mission Bay

Neurosurgery Tissue Core

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Mission Bay
Contact: General Inquiries 415-502-7796 cowdreyc@neurosurg.ucsf.edu

  • Light microscope
Mission Bay

Nikon Imaging Center

Biochemistry and Biophysics, Mission Bay
Contact: Kurt Thorn 415-326-4566 kurt.thorn@ucsf.edu

  • 6D High Throughput Microscope: Fully motorized Nikon TI-E Microscope, Sutter excitation and emission wheels, Photometrics CoolSNAP HQ2 Camera
  • High Speed Microscope: Fully motorized Nikon Ti-E microscope with Perfect Focus, ASI XYZ stage, Lumencor LED illumination, and Andor Zyla camera. Capable of imaging at faster than 500 frames per second and acquiring very large fields of view in brightfield and fluorescence by stage scanning and stitching.
  • N-SIM Microscope: A Nikon Structured Illumination Microscope capable of 100 nm resolution imaging in four colors (laser lines: 405 nm, 488 nm, 561 nm, 640 nm)
  • Nikon Time Lapse Microscope: Fully motorized Nikon Ti-E, Photometrics CoolSNAP HQ2 Camera, Sutter excitation & emission wheels, 37C incubator with CO2 and humidity control

Biological Imaging Development Center

Department of Pathology, Parnassus
Contact: Kaitlin Corbin 415-476-4550 kaitlin.corbin@ucsf.edu

  • Lattice light sheet microscope

DERC Microscopy Core

Diabetes Center, Parnassus
Contact: General Inquiries 415-999-4758 larry.ackerman@ucsf.edu

  • Zeiss Axio Imager2 with Apotome