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Other University of Arizona Imaging Facilities

There are a number of fee-for-service facilities on the UA campus. Many are part of the Biotechnology Division of the Arizona Research Laboratories. As an example, ARL-Biotech supports a number of campus-wide service facilities such as; biological computing, genomics, flow cytometry, proteomics, imaging/microscopy, and magnetic resonance. Other service facilities are administered within specific Colleges, Departments, or Centers of Excellence (Cancer Center, SWEHSC, etc).

Message from Doug Cromey, Manager of Confocal Microscopy Facility: 520-626-2824,

The table below lists only the facilities that are in some way related to imaging, since they are the ones that Doug Cromey is most familiar with. This table lists those facilities that are open to the entire campus community.

Tissue preparation and staining for light microscopy
Andrea Grantham
AHSC 4212
Routine paraffin (embedding, sectioning & staining) and frozen section (sectioning & staining) histology and special stains.
Kathy McDaniel

AZCC 3959
Routine paraffin and frozen section histology. Tissue microarrays. Automated immunohistochemical staining with over 80 human and mouse antibodies.
DMetrix microscope slide scanner
Lynne Richter
AHSC 5210
Can scan an entire 1x3 glass microscope slide in color at 20x. Exports digital images of the scans in a variety of file formats and magnifications.
Doug Cromey
LSN 410
Zeiss LSM 510Meta-NLO multiphoton confocal microscope.
Carl Boswell
AZCC 0953
Nikon PCM2000 confocal, 3 color imaging of fixed samples.
Paula Campbell
Full service flow cytometry and cell sorting. If you are interested in quantitating fluorescence intensity, flow is the way to go.
Intravital microscope
Urs Utzinger
Currently being built in BME. Microscope stage will accommodate small animals for microscopic imaging of organs and tissues. Confocal and multiphoton, as well as fluorescence lifetime imaging.
In Vivo Bioluminescence
Brenda Bagget
MRB 130 & BRL
Whole animal imaging using internal fluorescent probes and high-sensitivity camera. Part of SWAIR (see below).
David Elliott (626-7870)
MRB 330M
Deconvolution fluorescence microscope. Ideal for low-light samples. Has capability for time-lapse imaging of live cells.
Electron Microscopy, AFM and SPM
Tony Day
LSN 410
Biological transmission and scanning electron microscopy. Tissue processing, sectioning and microscope operation.
Paul Lee
Chemical Sci 135
Atomic force and Scanning probe microscopes.
MARLEY Suite 101
Scanning electron microscopy facility for both biological & materials sciences expertise available, transmission electron microscopy for materials and x-ray diffraction services.
Computerized Image Analysis
Doug Cromey (626-2824)
LSN 429
Inverted microscope with multiple imaging modalities and 10bit greyscale CCD camera. Can perform time-lapse imaging on live cells with this instrument. SimplePCI Image analysis software can be used for counting, measuring, and analyzing images from any source. Users perfom their own analysis with assistance from Doug Cromey in setting up the semi-automated software macros.

Note, identical image analysis software exists on a workstation in the AZCC, however, there is no designated support contact to assist users.
Marvin Landis
Campus Computer Center
3D reconstruction and visualization. Immersive 3D environment.
Radiology Imaging
Southwest Animal Imaging Resource (SWAIR)
See website for contacts
Part of ARIBI. Includes Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography, Biological Magnetic Resonance, Optical Coherence Tomography, and in vivo bioluminescence (see above)

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