The Imaging Core (IC) provides researchers in the Life Sciences with the opportunity to image live, fixed, unlabeled or fluorescently labeled samples using one of several conventional and advanced light microscope systems, including laser scanning confocal and total internal reflection.
Faculty, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students with any level of experience, from any department, are invited to use the facility's microscopes. Outside users are also welcome, though priority goes to UMD researchers.
Operating hours: the director is available 8am-4:30pm Mon-Fri; trained users can access the facility 24/7
The director provides training on all equipment, guidance on experimental design, and assistance with microscope operation.
Training is comprehensive and tailored to meet each user's specific needs. Fully trained users can access the facility 24/7, 365 days-a-year, subject to stated reservation limitations as described in the facility's Standard Operating Procedures.
Investigators who do not wish to be trained can request director-assisted imaging.
Please see the New User Guide for more information on how to set up assisted-imaging or training appointments.
*See the Instruments page for an overview of all scopes, or select an instrument below for detailed information on that scope.
Zeiss LSM 980 Airyscan 2
DeltaVision Elite w/TIRF
Leica SP5X confocal
Zeiss LSM710 confocal
Additional instruments (PerkinElmer spinning disk, ASI diSPIM, JPK NanoWizard 4a AFM) are located in the CMNS Imaging Incubator (Physical Sciences Complex building).
Acknowledging the Imaging Core
It is important to properly acknowledge the use of the Imaging Core in your publications. Acknowledgement helps us demonstrate and document how the Imaging Core contributes to the research community. It also aids us in our efforts to secure more funding to purchase additional instruments and offer new services.
Suggested wording: "We acknowledge the Imaging Core Facility in the department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Maryland, College Park for [name of instrument; brief description of assistance].
Zeiss LSM 980 users: the NIH requires that all publications containing data collected on the Zeiss LSM 980 Airyscan, including press releases, acknowledge NIH grant support with a disclaimer such as the following: Purchase of the Zeiss LSM 980 Airyscan 2 was supported by Award Number 1S10OD025223-01A1 from the National Institute of Health.
Please send a PDF copy of all publications to the director, Amy Beaven.
Amy Beaven CBMG Imaging Core Director firstname.lastname@example.org 301.405.7238 0107 Microbiology Building
Dr. Charles Delwiche Imaging Facilities Supervisor email@example.com 301.405.8286 2108 Bioscience Research Building