Dedicated imaging facility for most aspects of brightfield, fluorescence and Electron Microscopy

Core Description

Dedicated imaging facility for most aspects of brightfield, fluorescence, and Electron Microscopy, including low-light imaging, scanning confocal imaging, multiphoton imaging, imaging of fixed and living tissues,  deconvolution, multi-channel imaging, FRAP, FRET, FLIM, SHG, time-lapse, and z stack (3D and 4D) acquisition, and spectral analysis.

Scanning Electron Microscope and Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope analysis now also available.​
Leica suite of microscopes now available:  Sp8 inverted single photon (installed December 2018), DIVE (Deep In Vivo Explorer) upright multiphoton (installed April 2019), and Thunder Model Organism widefield Fluorescent stereomicroscope (installed December 2019).


Service available to All entities, including for-profit organizations.

Priority service for Washington University only.


  • Training on all microscopes
  • Post-training assistance with all instruments
  • Consultation on image acquisition and specimen preparation
  • Assistance with image processing and analysis


  • Zeiss Evo-10 environmental Scanning Electron Microscope
  • Leica S8Apo brightfield stereomicroscope
  • Nikon Eclipse80i Epifluorescent microscope
  • Leica Thunder Model Organism Stereomicroscope
  • Nikon A1 Spectral Laser Scanning Confocal Fluorescent Microscope
  • Leica Sp8 Lightning single photon true spectral microscope
  • Leica Sp8-DIVE multiphoton true spectral microscope


Pricing is subject to core verification

  • Leica S8Apo $10/hour
  • Nikon 80i $10/hour
  • Leica Thunder Model Organism $20/hour
  • Leica Sp8 single photon $32/hour
  • Nikon A1 single photon $20/hour
  • Zeiss Evo 10 $40/hour
  • Leica Sp8-DIVE multiphoton $32/hour
  • Training on all microscopes $50/hour
  • Consultation $50/hour