The Advanced Light Microscopy Core is here to help researchers learn about light microscopy and take great quality images of their samples on our state of the art instrumentation.

Below is a list of our imaging services. If you are interested in our data analysis services, click here.

Free consultations

We offer consultation about imaging goals, instrument selection, and sample preparation. Project planning advice prior to sample preparation is free. Describe your project by email to our team at . A staff member with the most relevant expertise will reach out to discuss your project with you one-on-one: remotely or in person. 

Take advantage of our full service

We perform data acquisition for you, with or without your presence. For occasional users with intermittent needs, we consider this the most cost-effective approach to achieve consistent results. Assisted use is available Mon-Fri between 9am-5pm.  

Become a trained user

We offer two training tiers – project-specific training for safe and effective instrument operation for a specific imaging goal, and expert-level training for a specific technique. The latter includes a deeper dive into the underlying principles, requires more training sessions, and is recommended for frequent users. All sessions are scheduled as one-on-one sessions with a staff member on our instruments. Once deemed proficient, you may schedule independently and take advantage of lower fees.

Imaging modalities

We have many instruments with overlapping capabilities. We strive to identify the most cost-effective selection based on your experiment’s needs, your experience, and your location. Get in touch for a consultation with our expert staff. 

Visit our Instruments by Modalities page to learn more, or our Instrumentation page to see a list of instruments available at each of our locations.