UNC Neuroscience Center is pleased to announce that the Confocal and Multiphoton Imaging Core has received a major upgrade with the installation of a new Olympus Confocal microscope. The Olympus FV1000 confocal microscope is specifically designed for long-term imaging of living neuronal tissue.
It is equipped with a dedicated environmental system from Precision Plastics and a Prior motorized stage for repetitive imaging of living cells under controlled conditions. In addition, the system comes with a SIM scanner for simultaneous scanning and excitation that result in no time lag. This ability can be used for uncaging, photoactivation, FRAP and FLIP.
The Center is also pleased to announce the hiring of Megumi Aita as the new director of the Insitu Core facility.