Molecular, Cellular and Animal Imaging

Scott McCulloch, Director
Scott McCulloch, Director

The Molecular, Cellular and Animal Imaging Facility Core (MCAIFC) is designed to coordinate access and enhance and extend the research programs of CHHE investigators by providing access to and training in  the use of imaging instrumentation including confocal microscopes, FACS equipment, fluorescence- and phospho- imager and in vivo animal imaging system.  

Biomedical research and the environmental health science research supported by the CHHE is by its nature a complex undertaking, often requiring advanced, specialized equipment and techniques. The broad range of backgrounds of CHHE investigators is testament to this. For individual investigators, however, the necessary instrumentation needed to produce high quality research is often beyond the scope of their own area of expertise.   In addition, instrumentation costs are prohibitive and beyond the resources available to individual laboratories. The Molecular, Cellular and Animal Imaging Facility Core (MCAIFC) is designed to coordinate access and enhance and extend the research programs of CHHE investigators by providing access to and training in imaging instrumentation.  Through the MCAIFC, CHHE investigators will be able to use equipment and services located across campus in an efficient and cost-effective way.

MCAIFC Objectives

1) To provide CHHE investigators with access to and training in the use of imaging instrumentation including confocal microscopes, FACS equipment, fluorescence- and phospho- imager and in vivo animal imaging system.

2) To provide CHHE investigators with the expertise needed to develop protocols and methods to optimally utilize imaging instrumentation. This will include instruction on proper sample preparation and experimental design.

3) To provide training in the use of imaging equipment and to assist users with post imaging data analysis. This will include assisting with preparing publication quality images, preparing written protocols, and reviewing new protocols and grant proposals to facilitate successful applications for external funding.

Scott D. McCulloch, PhD Director Molecular, Cellular and Animal Imaging Facility Core, Assistant Professor Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology

Eva Johannes, PhD Director Cell and Molecular Imaging Facility College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Janet Dow, BS Director Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine

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