The Advanced Light Microscopy Core @ The Jungers Center was established in 2009 through collaborative efforts of the University Shared Resources Program and the Departments of Neurology and Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, the Jungers Center for Neurosciences Research, and the Oregon Hearing Research Center.  Technical expertise and instrumentation was pulled into a shared resource to serve OHSU researchers in need of fluorescence microscopy.


Stefanie Kaech Petrie – Director

Stefanie puts 100% effort into developing and running programs to enhance advanced light microscopy at OHSU and serves as key consultant to neuroscientists supported through a NINDS P30 Core Center Grant.  She has more than 15 years experience with advanced instrumentation for light microscopy and was among the first neuroscientists to take up the use of GFP technology.  Her past research includes visualizing microtubule- and actin-based cytoskeletal rearrangements and membrane protein trafficking in neurons. Contact Stefanie

Aurelie Snyder – Imaging Specialist

Aurelie started out as a registered histochemistry technician who was fascinated by the power of fluorescence microscopy.  She specializes in the application of image restoration through iterative deconvolution and enjoys the challenge of developing protocols to capture dynamics in your living specimens and reconstruct and analyze 3D information using Bitplane Imaris.  Her imaging experience includes many types of tissues and cells, from whole mount corneas to large and small brain bits, to bacteria, virions and parasites.  Contact Aurelie


The ALM Core is located on the 4th floor of the Hildegard Lamfrom Biomedical Research Building in rooms LBRB 451, LBRB 474, LBRB 476, LBRB 478, and LBRB 481.  The director's office is LBRB 405.  → See map

Contact Us

It's easy - send an e-mail or call 503.494.4780.  Non-OHSU investigators are welcome to contact the core director to learn about services offered to outside users.