A microscopy technique used in optimal imaging that increases optical resolution and contrast of a micrograph by using point illumination and a spatial pinhole to eliminate out-of-focus light in specimens that are thicker than the focal plane. It enables the reconstruction of three-dimensional structures from the obtained images.
Confocal microscopy, Confocal scanning microscopy
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Mission Bay

Gladstone Histology and Light Microscopy Core

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

  • Confocal microscopy
Mission Bay

Gladstone Stem Cell Core

Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, Mission Bay
Contact: General Inquiries 415-734-4924

  • Long-term, Time-lapsed imaging
Mission Bay

Nikon Imaging Center

Biochemistry and Biophysics, Mission Bay
Contact: Delaine Larsen (415) 851-9940

  • Spectral Confocal Microscope: Nikon FN1 Microscope, Nikon C1si Spectral Laser Scanning Confocal (laser lines: 405, 488, 561 nm)
Mission Bay, Mt. Zion

Laboratory for Cell Analysis (Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center Cytometry Core), Mission Bay, Mt. Zion
Contact: General Inquiries 415-514-4176

  • MB CVRI 559 Zeiss 780 Spectral Confocal microscope
  • Confocal microscopy

Biological Imaging Development Center

Departments of Pathology and Medicine, Parnassus
Contact: Jordan Briscoe 415-476-4550

  • Confocal microscopy

Broad Center Imaging Core

Contact: William Walantus (415) 476-0847

  • Leica SP5 upright
  • Leica SP5X White Light Confocal with environmental chamber inverted
  • Leica SP8X White Light Confocal with environmental chamber