Current News at the Central Microscopy Facility
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July 17, 2014 We are essentially
closed as the original Central Microscopy Facility.
The Electron Microscopy operations are centered in
the Keck Microscopy Facility. The Zeiss LSM 510 Meta
Confocal is still operational and available to
current users. There is a new Nikon confocal on
campus with six lasers and advanced capabilities.
Dale is retired 10/8/2014.
Contact Sai Balchand
for information and training regarding the old or new confocal
Contact Alex Ribbe at the Keck Microscopy (link below) for TEM, SEM
info and assistance.
The Nikon E600 Fluorescence system with Spot RT camera
are still functioning and available for use. Please contact Michele
The T12 is now at the KECK. Please
visit the Keck webpage and register there and
make arrangements for TEM training and use.
The JEOL 100s has been shut down.
The JEOL 5400 SEM has been shut
Zeiss 510Meta is still operational. We expect to pass it's
administration to another agent (Prof. Patricia (pat) Wadsworth)
who will continue operations along with other confocal systems
that are available. The Zeiss 510 META confocal was installed in
September 2002 and is under service contract until the end of
2014. Pat oversees one or more spinning disk confocals and a new
Nikon point scanning confocal is slated for delivery. Please
contact Prof. Wadsworth
or Sai Balchand
for details regarding the confocal systems.
Some of the sample prep
equipment will be moved and some will not. Ask, or stay
PLEASE PLAN AHEAD! We hate to have you disappointed, live
by our schedules, and can rarely help walk-ins. Please call or
email for appointments and allow sufficient lead-time for us to get
your project on the stack so that the work can happen in the desired
time-frame. Consulting us when you write your grant is more
appropriate than showing up at the door at 4:56pm on a Friday with a
perishable and precious sample......
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Last updated: 10/24/2014 by the ghost of Dale Callaham