Provide state of the art imaging services to the UCLA IDDRC community, including both light and confocal microscopy; whole animal MRI acquisition and analysis support (rodent and human).
Development of new technologies for visualizing biological samples, focusing specifically on developing one photon miniaturized fluorescent microscopes for live imaging neural activity in situ and substrates that permit better sample clarity.
Supports the efforts of all the other cores, offering IDDRC researchers the ability to both probe molecular and cellular function at any level from the sub-cellular to living animals and determine the consequence of therapeutic interventions.
Analysis Computer A
Computer to be used for offline image analysis (Computer A)
The Analysis Computer A is located in room 260F in the NRB building which is located at 635 Charles Young Drive South.
The EVOS FL Auto 2 image can be used for both brightfield and fluorescence microscopy of slides, well-plates, dishes, and flasks. The on stage incubator can control the temperature, humidity, and CO2 content, as well as create a hypoxia environment. The automation software can be used to acquire z-stacks, time lapse, and tiled images. Currently, it is equipped with 4X, 10X, and 20X objectives and a DAPI, GFP, and Texas Red filter sets.
The Evos FL Auto is located in room 312 in the NRB building which is located at 635 Charles Young Drive South.
Imaris is Bitplane’s core scientific software module that delivers all the necessary functionality for data management, visualization, analysis, segmentation and interpretation of 3D and 4D microscopy datasets. Combining speed, precision and ease-of-use, Imaris provides a complete set of features for working with three- and four-dimensional multi-channel images of any size, from a few megabytes to multiple gigabytes in size.
The IMaris is located in room 260F in the NRB building which is located at 635 Charles Young Drive South.