Cellular Imaging Core

The Cellular Imaging Core is an optical microscopy core facility with a range of digital imaging microscopy systems for studying cells and tissues.

SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR:
Orian Shirihai, MD, Ph.D.
Email: shirihai@bu.edu
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR:
Michael T. Kirber, Ph.D.
Office: (617) 638-7153
Email: mkirber@bu.edu

Scheduling, pricing and appointment information are available at http://coremgmt.bumc.bu.edu

INSTRUMENT INFORMATION:

Instrument Location
IonOptix Calcium Imaging B15,  EBRC Building, 650 Albany
Olympus DSU B15,  EBRC Building, 650 Albany
Two-photon Confocal 7th floor, EBRC Building, 650 Albany
Nikon Deconvolution Wide-Field Epifluorescence System B15,  EBRC Building, 650 Albany
Zeiss LSM 710-Live Duo B15,  EBRC Building, 650 Albany
Cyntellect Celigo, Image-based Microplate Reader B15,  EBRC Building, 650 Albany
Olympus Stereo Fluorescence Imaging Microscope B15,  EBRC Building, 650 Albany
Data analysis and storage:

The Cellular Imaging Core also offers state of the art image processing and analysis capabilities including 5 custom built workstations housed in the core space and an 80 Terabyte server. In addition to equipment we also offer help in choosing the appropriate fluorescent indicators and constructs as well as assistance in image processing and analysis.  The Core also maintains several copies of Molecular Devices Meta Imaging Series software, Nikon NIS Elements and offers assistance with using NIH ImageJ.  Use of the image analysis facility and software is provided free of charge.

Hours:
  • Each lab can book a maximum of 10 hours of day time use or 15 hours of total use per week on each instrument.
  • This rule does not apply for “Next Day” reservation (booking of time for the coming day).
  • Therefore, frequent users are welcome to fill in the open gaps but they can book these hours only 1 day before the use.