Confocal Microscope Core
Director: Shuichi Mizuno
Location: 221 Longwood, LM-508, Boston

Core Summary:

The laser confocal microscope system is composed of an inverted microscope, a confocal optical module, laser units, and a control computer. The core is dedicated to ensuring a timely access to the system, so the Core will accept requests on a first-come first-served basis. Investigators will be able to sign-up for time using an e-mail-based scheduling system. Investigators will be charged on a fee-for-service basis.

Personnel/Contact Information:

Director: Shuichi Mizuno, Ph.D.
Phone: (617) 732-6335
Fax: (617) 732-6705

Facilities and Equipment:

Location of Core:

The Confocal Core is located at LM-508, 221 Longwood .

Major Equipment:

A laser confocal microscopy attached to an INVERTED MICROSCOPE . Bio-Rad MRC 1024. Excitation laser wavelength: Ar-Kr laser 488, 568 nm
Emission filters’ wavelength: 522/DF35, 540/30, 580/32, 585LP, 598/40 nm
Objective lens: 10x, 25x (water), 40x (water), 63x (water), 100x (oil)


Use of the confocal microscope
Training in the use of the confocal microscope
Limited consultation on tissue preparation, image analysis and other aspects of microscopy Limited time promotional rate - Free 1 st hour of use in facility for “new users”

Fee Schedule/Rates:

Confocal Use

Getting Started:

To access the core, please contact Dr. Shuichi Mizuno at (617) 732-6335 or by e-mail at Please make an appointment at least one week prior to use and/or training.




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