Department of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern Medical Center
confocal Room
LSM510 Confocal Microscope with META
  • Sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry and the Cancer Center at  UT Southwestern
  • Administrated by Amelia Eisch
  • Location: NC6.506C
  • Phone number (don't leave messages): 214-648-7427
  • Installed: October 24, 2002
  • Laser lines: Argon - 477, 488, 514; HeNe1 - 543; HeNe2 - 633
  • META: Yes (What's META?)
  • Microscope: Zeiss Axiovert 200
  • Epifluor.filters: DAPI, CY2, CY3
  • Objectives: 10X, 20X, 63X (water immersion), 100X (oil immersion)
  • Computer: Pascal/Siemens tower with IPIV Processor, 1.7 Ghz, 1 GB RDRAM, 80 GB HD, CD-RW, ZIP with dual screen monitor.
  • Users: Priority use of the LSM510 confocal microscope is given to permanent members of the Dept of Psychiatry and the Cancer Center at UT Southwestern. All users pay an hourly fee, but this charge is higher for researchers who are not members of the Dept of Psychiatry or the Cancer Center. All users must be trained/approved prior to use.
  • Contact Amelia Eisch for more information.
  • Signup: Signup sheets are on the door of NC6.506C. Online signup is pending.
  • Poster on the wall: Is from Chroma. It's a mosquito larvae from a flower pot. Cool, huh?

Helpful microscopy links and contacts

Trouble with the Dept of Psychiatry Confocal and can't reach Dr. Eisch?
Zeiss contacts:
     Zeiss voice mail system: 1-800-233-2343
     Hardware issues (call first for problems): Percy Halley ( ), 281-222-0856
     Zeiss service: 1-800-633-6610 option 1 (see protocol for ID# and  LSM510 serial#)
     Zeiss website:
     Sales:  Laura Main ( 214-924-7249
     Software issues:  800/233-2343 x7749 or Jason Kirk (  800-543-1033

Websites of companies we are proud to work with:
     Leeds Instruments
     Molecular Probes
     Vector Laboratories

Cool image and imaging links (many have immunohistochemistry tips as  well):
     Steve Potter's group at Emory/Georgia Tech
     Molecular Expression's interactive confocal microscopy tutorial
     Confocal microscopy at the Univeristy of Wisconsin

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