The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center's Cell Imaging Core Facility provides state-of-the-art cell imaging technologies to SKCCC members.
- Visible light and fluorescence microscopy.
- Laser capture microdissection – Leica P.A.L.M. laser microdissection system.
- Confocal microscopy – Nikon EZ C1 confocal microscope with 4 lasers.
- Time lapse video microscopy.
- Image acquisition and analysis.
- Panoramic whole animal imaging – Lighttools fluorescence/vis system.
- Infrared westerns – Li-Cor Odyssey infrared imaging system.
Services include light and fluorescence microscopy, stereo and confocal microscopy, infrared imaging, time lapse, and laser microdissection. Images can be acquired using a variety of video and CCD cameras, and then analyzed and manipulated with cutting edge image analysis software programs.
The Core also provides analytical cytometry services including immunophenotyping and cell cycle analysis. All scientists have the opportunity for consultation prior to and during their experiments. Users receive technical support by the Core personnel and detailed instruction in the use of all core equipment. Core technicians routinely monitor the performance of the facility’s equipment and regularly engage in technical training in order to meet the constantly evolving needs of the SKCCC membership.
Fred Bunz, M.D., Ph.D., Resource Director
Alan D. Meeker, Ph.D., Co-Director
Lillian Dasko-Vincent, Resource Manager