The Biological Imaging Section enables intramural NIAID investigators to use state-of-the art microscopy in their research programs. We provide expertise, instruction, and instrumentation. Our staff is available to assist in experiment design and in the collection and analysis of images of living and fixed material.
Our facility is equipped with specialized instrumentation dedicated to the science and art of biological imaging, which entails answering biological questions by following events as they take place inside an organism.
New Super Resolution Microscopy: Our facility has now entered the world of super-resolution with the installation of our new SP5-STED microscope. Until now the smallest objects one could resolve by conventional optical microscopy were 200nm across. Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) microscopy allows the resolution limit to be lowered to approximately 65nm while still working with fluorescent probes.
Multiphoton Confocal Microscopy Printing
Sample Preparation Equipment
Image Processing and Analysis
Long Time-Lapse Imaging Chamber
NIAID Imaris Licenses
Owen M. Schwartz, Ph.D.Juraj Kabat, Ph.D. Lily Koo, Ph.D.Sundar Ganesan, Ph.D.Margery Smelkinson, Ph.D.
Last Updated May 22, 2013