Confocal scanning microscopy at UCSF

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, CLSM
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Mission Bay

Gladstone Histology and Light Microscopy Core

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

  • Confocal microscopy
Mission Bay, Mt. Zion

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

Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Mission Bay, Mt. Zion
Contact: Rosa Navarro (415) 516-7437

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

Broad Center Imaging Core

Contact: Kyle Marchuk

  • Leica SP5 laser scanning confocal (upright)
  • Leica SP5X white-light laser scanning confocal with environmental chamber (inverted)
  • Leica SP8X white-light laser scanning confocal with environmental chamber (inverted)