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Imaging Core Marley


Overview of Services

The Imaging Core - Marley Light Microscopy Core Facility is available to help researchers with light microscopy-based research projects. This core houses state-of-the-art laser scanning confocal microscopes and excellent technical support to advance scientific inquiry and aid in experimental design. The Imaging Core Marley also includes other ancillary equipment, as well as space and equipment to support sample preparation and sample analysis for the light microscopes.


The primary instrumentation within the Imaging Core Marley is two Zeiss 880 34 channel Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopes. One system is based on a Zeiss Observer Z1 inverted microscope, which is a laser scanning confocal microscope with seven laser lines, motorized stage, and temperature control capability. The second system is based on a Zeiss AxioImager Z1 upright microscope, which is a laser scanning confocal with six laser lines, motorized stage, Zeiss Airyscan super-resolution attachment and temperature control as well as a Spectra- Physics MaiTai femtosecond pulsed laser for multi-photon imaging.


In addition to the advanced light microscopy instrumentation the facility boasts a suite of sample preparation equipment and a Zeiss Axiozoom fluorescent stereo microscope equipped with a Hamamatsu Flash 4.0 camera. 



Brooke Beam Massani

Patty Jansma

Brooke Beam Massani, PhD

Operations Director
Phone: (520) 621-3395

Patricia "Patty" Jansma, MS

Core Manager
Phone: (520) 621-5097

Hours of Operation and Location

Hours Location

Monday - Friday
8:30AM - 5:00PM                          

24/7 access for Trained Users  

Marley Building
Room #: 101

Links and Resources

  1. See us on the Microscopy Alliance Website.
  2. See us on the RDI Imaging Cores Website.
  3. The Imaging Core Marley Facility Equipment Kiosk.


Name Role Phone Email Location
Imaging Core Marley
General Facility Contact
Marley Building, Room # 101
Core Facility Business Office
Billing Inquiries
Keating Room 200

Available Equipment and Resources

Name Price
Zeiss LSM880 Inverted Confocal Microscope  
Zeiss LSM880 NLO Upright Multiphoton/Confocal Microscope  
Zeiss Axiozoom 16 Fluorescent Stereo Microscope  
Image and Data Processing Station