Light Microscopy

The Light Microscopy Core Technology Platform is equipped with state-of-the-art instruments for imaging biological samples using a range of methods, including phase contrast, differential interference contrast (DIC), and fluorescence. It hosts standard bright field microscopes as well as fully automated laser scanning microscopes (upright and inverted) that enable multicolor imaging of surfaces and 3D volumes with diffraction-limited resolution. The facility provides access to both confocal and multi-photon microscopes for live imaging and imaging of deep tissues.

Current applications at NYUAD range from neuronal development studies to analysis of photo-induced chemical reactions in crystalline matter and include characterization of cell-penetrating peptides as drug delivery vectors as well as oncogene regulation/activation studies.

Equipment List

  • Confocal Microscope - Leica SP8
  • Confocal Two-Photon Microscope (Inverted) - Olympus FV1000
  • Confocal Two-Photon Microscope (Upright) - Olympus FV1000
  • Holographic Microscope - Nanolive 3D Cell Explorer
  • Metallurgical Microscope - Nikon LV-Dia
  • Microscopy Processing Station II - SuperMicro
  • Stereo Microscope - Leica M205C
  • Super Resolution Microscope - Leica STED 3X
  • Widefield Microscope - Leica DMI3000
  • Widefield Microscope - Leica DMI6000
  • Widefield Microscope - Olympus IX83