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News and Announcements

CMIF Orientation and Confocal Training Seminar

An overview of CMIF instruments and confocal training seminar will be presented Friday, November 17th, 2023 from 2:00-4:00 pm in BRT 115. Please register at Contact-Uswith a comment "CMIF Training Seminar". Please note that you will be registered, but should not expect to receive a confirmation. 

An overview of CMIF instruments and confocal training seminar was presented previously. View PDF of presentation slides. Presentation slides can be accessed by mobile devices with the below QR code:

QR code to access presentation materials for Confocal Training Seminar

New Nikon AXR Confocal Microscope for live and fixed cell imaging

CMIF Nikon AXR in the BRTCMIF is proud to announce the purchase of a new Nikon AXR confocal microscope. This is a newly released upgrade to the A1R series. The AXR is currently located in the BSL2 area in the BRT, it is planned to be housed in the new PRC building. The AXR allows:

  • Faster scanning capabilities for quicker imaging times and reduced photobleaching
  • Up to 8K x 8K resolution for Galvano Scanner (2X the A1R)
  • Up to 2K x 2K resolution for Resonant Scanner (2X the A1R)
  • Collection of larger fields of view (FOV)
  • Piezo drive capable of capturing 600 um z-stacks vs 100 um on the A1R (we are waiting the final installation of a piezoelectric stage but otherwise the system is fully functional for 4D multi color imaging)

The CMIF welcomes Stephanie Amici to our team

Steph Amici

Steph has worked in research for over 20 years. She has an undergraduate degree in Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology from OSU and a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Florida. Her primary areas of study are cellular and molecular neurobiology and immunology. She has imaging expertise in light and confocal microscopy, as well as live-cell imaging and transmission electron microscopy.  Steph is learning basic and advanced super resolution microscopy techniques and is excited to train users on our new system as well as consult with OSU researchers on instrumentation and applications in live-cell, confocal, and super resolution imaging.