Light Microscopy Division

Visualize the subcellular

MSL's microscopes are among the best and we are here to help you utilize them.  But there is more.  We have many years of experience with many different experimental methods.  We can help you get started with a new study or help you sort out an unexpected result.  Immunofluorescence and protein tagging with GFP and its derivatives are currently the most commonly utilized techniques.  We are constantly learning from our clients' experiences.


  • Zeiss LSM 710 Spectral Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope
  • Olympus FV500 Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope: 3 fluorescent, 1 transmitted channels with live cell stage
  • Zeiss LSM 700 Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope: 4 excitation lines, 2 fluorescent and 1 transmitted channel
  • Olympus BX61 upright, fluorescence, motorized microscope
  • Olympus IX81 inverted, fluorescence, motorized microscope with motorized stage
  • Olympus IX70 Inverted fluorescence microscope with live cell stage and chamber
  • Leica M420 Macroscope

Example Imaging

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Bright Field

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Dark Field

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Phase Contrast

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CLSM [Quicktime]

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Live Cell [AVI]


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