Olympus Fluoview confocal microscopy system consisting of an IX70 microscope, four lasers (blue diode, argon, green HeNe, and red HeNe) a laser combiner and FV300 confocal scanner, a bright-field detector, a Spot RT color CCD camera, a computer work station, and a Kodak 8600 dye-sublimation printer
Olympus IX70 microscope equipped with Narashigi micromanipulators and an Eppendorf microinjection system
Zeiss Axiophot microscope equipped for epifluoresence with an Optronix color CCD camera
Nikon SMZ1500 stereo-zoom microscope equipped for both bright-field and fluorescent work linked to a Nikon color CCD camera
Thermo-Shandon Cryotome equipped with an Instrumedics tape transfer device
Image analysis workstation that consists of a DELL Optiplex GX620 processor with a Radeon X600SE video card, Adobe Photoshop image processing software and Image-Pro Plus image processing and analysis software. The image analysis software consists of a basic analysis module with plug-in modules for image deconvolution (Sharp Stack Plus Ver 5.0), and 3 dimensional reconstruction (3D Constructor).
Questions concerning suitability of the system for particular applications can be directed to Dr. Darryl Hadsell, associate professor Pediatrics and Molecular and Cellular Biology.