The Core Imaging Center is a shared resource for the ECU community, providing state-of-the art equipment to meet specialized microscopy needs in Laser Capture Microdissection and Laser Scanning Fluorescent Confocal Microscopy.
The Center is located on the third floor in room 3S08 of the Brody Life Science Building and is open to all users at ECU and the corporate community on a fee basis. Training and technical support are available for new and trained users.
Currently, the Core Imaging Center houses a Zeiss PALM LCM (Laser Capture Microdissection) and Zeiss LSM 700 laser scanning confocal microscope with on-stage incubation. These systems were purchased with funds made available through a North Carolina Biotechnology Center Institutional Development Grant and BSOM Research and Graduate Studies.
Notice: The new Zeiss LSM 700 Confocal has been installed and is ready for use!
Confocal use will be free of charge to users from Oct 30, 2013-Jan 30th, 2014.
This introductory period will allow users the opportunity to explore the potential of the LSM700 and acquire preliminary data for extramural funding. Thereafter users will be charged the standard rate of $50 per hour.