The Laboratory of Genitourinary Cancer Pathogenesis (LGCP) Microscopy Core provides training, guidance, and state-of-the-art service to LCGP scientists as well as other NCI-CCR researchers who require in vivo imaging or confocal microscopy techniques as part of their research efforts.
The LGCP Microscopy Core currently houses:
- A Carl Zeiss LSM 780 laser scanning confocal microscope equipped with two PMTs and one 32 channel GaAsP spectral detector.
- An Olympus VivaView fluorescence incubator microscope for long-term live cell imaging
- Two Zeiss AxioObserver.Z1 epifluorescent scopes equipped with a digital camera and Zen software.
- A Zeiss AxioScan.Z1 slide scanner capable of imaging fluorescent or brightfield slides
Please visit the LGCP Microscopy Core website for more information about our instrumentation, policies, software, techniques, publications, and how to access services. Image acquisition and analysis is provided free of charge.
Scientists who are fully trained in confocal microscopy work independently while inexperienced users are encouraged to arrange for training or to establish a collaboration with Ross Lake.