Confocal:

Department of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern Medical Center

 

  LSM510 Confocal Microscope with META
  • Sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry and the Cancer Center at  UT Southwestern
  • Administrated by Amelia Eisch (Quantitative Morphology Core Director) and Irene Masiulis (Quantitative Morphology Core Manager)
  • Website: Quantitative Morphology Core
  • Location: NC6.506C
  • Phone number: 214-648-1933
  • 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 Irene Masiulis (Quantitative Morphology Core Manager) for more information.
  • Signup: Contact Irene Masiulis for information on signing up to use the system.
  • Poster on the wall: Is from Chroma.  It's a mosquito larvae from a  flower pot.  Cool,
    huh?
  • Helpful microscopy links and contacts


    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

    For more information on the confocal microscope, please see the Quantitative Morphology Core Website
    http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/labs/qmc/

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