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Confocal Microscopy

The Department of Biology is home to a shared Leica SP5 confocal microscope, capable of four-color fluorescence imaging. The microscope is equipped with two GaAsP HyD detectors and three PMTs, and uses a Z-Galvo stage. Live imaging of cultured samples is achieved with an OkoLabs stage-top incubator. Purchase of the instrument was funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (S10 RR024577-01), and publications resulting from use of the microscope must cite that award accordingly.