Cell and Tissue Imaging Core

Because new technologies allow high-resolution imaging of living cells and tissues that may be infected with viable microorganisms, the Cell and Tissue Imaging Core (CTIC) is in BSL-4 containment. It includes multiple state-of-the-art imaging systems to analyze specimens. As a result, fine-scale topography of fixed tissues gathered from transmission or scanning electron microscopy can be integrated with information gathered from multi-probe, live-cell analyses using deconvolution or laser confocal microscopy.

Existing facilities for electron and conventional microscopy of fixed, nonviable specimens are part of the research infrastructure at Boston University Medical Campus and are available to NEIDL investigators.