Our lab consists of roughly 1,500 square feet of newly-renovated space on the second floor of Abelson, including a student office, wet lab, and environment-controlled microscopy lab. 

Microscopy Lab

  • Temperature and humidity controlled environment

  • Black-out conditions

  • 4'x6'x8" floating optical table system (Newport Integrity 4 VCS)

  • Two 3'x5'x4" floating isolation workstations (Newport Vision IsoStation)

  • 30"x36"x4" floating isolation workstation (TMC)

  • Leica SP8 laser-scanning confocal system

    • Solid-state lasers: 405 nm, 488 nm, 552 nm, and 638 nm

    • Tandem scanner with 12-kHz resonant scanning mirror

    • Detectors: 2 PMTs and 1 GaAsP HyD

    • SuperZ galvo stage

    • Adaptive Focus Control (AFC)

    • Objectives: 63x, 1.4 NA, oil-immersion; 63x, 1.2 NA, water-immersion; 20x, 0.5 NA

    • Differential interference contrast

  • Nikon TE-2000E inverted optical microscope (fully motorized)

    • Optical tweezers

    • Total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) or scattering

    • Wide-field fluorescence

    • Differential interference contrast

    • Temperature-controlled stage

    • Photometrics CoolSNAP HQ2 cooled CCD camera

  • Nikon Ti-2 inverted optical microscope

    • Perfect Focus System (PFS)

    • Temperature-controlled stage

    • Motorized stage

    • Phantom high-speed camera

  • Ocean Optics temperature-controlled UV-Vis modular spectrometer

Wet Lab

  • Milli-Q Advantage A10 water purification system

  • Harrick plasma cleaner

  • Mettler Toledo analytical balance with ionizer

  • Refrigerated benchtop centrifuge

  • Benchtop microcentrifuge

  • Forced-air safety oven