Imaging Cores - Optical

 

Overview of Services

Note: As of February 1, 2022 Imaging Cores - Marley became Imaging Cores - Optical. No microscopes were physically moved from their current locations, instead we re-aligned the imaging cores around their functions rather than their locations. If you are interested in biological electron microscopy, we invite you see our colleagues at the Imaging Cores - Electron.

The Imaging Core - Optical Core Facility is available to help researchers with light microscopy-based research projects. This core supports a wide range of microscopy techniques from basic research needs to more advanced techniques. The core’s co-managers have over 8 decades of combined microscopy expertise and are available to assist you with the best solution to your research problems, as well as to train users on all of the microscopes.

The Marley building location includes:

  • A Zeiss LSM880 34 channel Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope. This 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.
  • A second Zeiss LSM880 system with a 34 channel detector is based on a Zeiss AxioImager Z1 upright microscope, which includes six laser lines, motorized stage, Zeiss Fast Airyscan super-resolution attachment and temperature control as well as a Spectra-Physics MaiTai femtosecond pulsed laser for multi-photon imaging.
  • A Zeiss Axiozoom fluorescent stereo microscope equipped with a Hamamatsu Flash 4.0 camera.
  • In addition to the advanced light microscopy instrumentation the facility boasts other ancillary equipment for sample preparation equipment and cultured cells, . and workstations for data post-processing and analysis.
  • Co-manager Patty Jansma, MS is on-site at this location to support users. Doug Cromey assists in this location one morning a week.

The Life Sciences North location includes:

  • A fully motorized, computer controlled Leica DMI6000 inverted microscope can be used to take brightfield, DIC (20x or above), and polarized light images with a color camera, or these same imaging modes, as well as four channels of fluorescence, using a greyscale camera.
  • A Zeiss Elyra S.1 super resolution fluorescence microscope. This structured illumination microscope (SIM) can be used to image fluorescence markers at twice the resolving power of confocal or deconvolution microscopes. There is a dedicated post-processing workstation with this microscope.
  • An image analysis workstation with commercial (HCImage) and open source (ImageJFIJI, Cellprofiler, Q-Path) image analysis software, as well as proprietary file viewers from all the major optical microscope manufacturers.
  • Co-manager Doug Cromey, MS is on-site at this location to support users.

Acknowledging the core:
To ensure continued investment from the UA administration, we request that the following statement be included in any publications that benefited from the instruments, workstations, or support of the core. If you only performed image analysis, please substitute that for the word microscopy. If Patty or Doug provided more in-depth support to your project, it would be appropriate to mention them by name in the publication’s acknowledgements.

Microscopy was performed at the Office Research, Innovation & Impact’s Imaging Cores - Optical Facility at the University of Arizona.

Leadership

 

Patty Jansma, MS

Doug Cromey, MS

Patricia "Patty" Jansma, MS

Co-Manager
Marley building
Phone: (520) 621-5097
Email: pjansma@arizona.edu
Office: Marley 101D

Doug Cromey, MS

Co-Manager
Life Sciences North building
Phone: (520) 626-2824
Email: dcromey@arizona.edu
Office: LSN 463

Hours of Operation and Location

Hours Location

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

24/7 access for Trained Users  

Marley Building, room 101

Life Sciences North building, rooms 429 or 410

Links and Resources

  1. See us on the Microscopy Alliance Website.
  2. The Imaging Cores - Optical Equipment Kiosk.

Rates

Rates last checked July 6, 2021

MARLEY instruments

Instruments

Unassisted use
(trained users)

Assisted use/Training

After-hours use
(trained users)

Zeiss LSM880 Inverted Confocal Microscope

Internal $50.00 /hr
Non-Profit/Educational $77.00 /hr
For-Profit $115.00 /hr

Internal $125.00 /hr
Non-Profit/Educational $197.00 /hr
For-Profit $287.50 /hr

Internal $30.00 /hr
Non-Profit/Educational $50.00 /hr
For-Profit $70.00 /hr

Zeiss LSM880 NLO Upright Multiphoton/Confocal Microscope

Internal $50.00 /hr
Non-Profit/Educational $77.00 /hr
For-Profit $115.00 /hr

Internal $125.00 /hr
Non-Profit/Educational $197.00 /hr
For-Profit $287.50 /hr

Internal $30.00 /hr
Non-Profit/Educational $50.00 /hr
For-Profit $70.00 /hr

Zeiss Axiozoom 16 Fluorescent Stereo Microscope

Internal $16.50 /hr
Non-Profit/Educational $26.40 /hr
For-Profit $37.95 /hr

Internal $91.50 /hr
Non-Profit/Educational $146.40 /hr
For-Profit $210.45 /hr

SAME AS UNASSISTED

Image & Data
Processing Station

Internal $0.00 /hr
Non-Profit/Educational $5.00 /hr
For-Profit $10.00 /hr

INQUIRE

SAME AS UNASSISTED

LIFE SCIENCES NORTH instruments

Instruments

Unassisted use
(trained users)

Assisted use/Training

After-hours use
(trained users)

Leica DMI6000 microscope

Internal $12.00 /hr
Non-Profit/Educational $19.50 /hr
For-Profit $19.50 /hr

Internal $62.00 /hr
Non-Profit/Educational $97.00 /hr
For-Profit $97.00 /hr

SAME AS UNASSISTED

Zeiss Elyra S.1 Microscope

Internal $48.00 /hr
Non-Profit/Educational $75.00 /hr
For-Profit $75.00 /hr

Internal $98.00 /hr
Non-Profit/Educational $152.50 /hr
For-Profit $152.50 /hr

SAME AS UNASSISTED

SIM workstation
(trained Elyra users only)

Internal $0.00 /hr
Non-Profit/Educational $16.00 /hr
For-Profit $16.00 /hr

Internal $50.00 /hr
Non-Profit/Educational $93.50 /hr
For-Profit $93.50 /hr

SAME AS UNASSISTED

Image Analysis Station

Internal $0.00 /hr
Non-Profit/Educational $16.00 /hr
For-Profit $16.00 /hr

Internal $50.00 /hr
Non-Profit/Educational $93.50 /hr
For-Profit $93.50 /hr

SAME AS UNASSISTED

       
       
       
       
       

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Imaging Cores - Optical
General Facility Contact (Marley)
 
520-621-5097
 
opticalimaging@arizona.edu
 
Marley Building, Room # 101
 
Imaging Cores - Optical
General Facility Contact (LSN)
 
520-626-2824
 
opticalimaging@arizona.edu
 
Life Sciences North, Room # 429
 
Core Facility Business Office
Billing Inquiries
 
520-621-4064
 
CoreBusiness@email.arizona.edu
 
Keating Room 200
 

Available Equipment and Resources

Life Sciences North (3)
Marley building (4)

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