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Confocal Microscopy


Confocal microscopy enables the visualization and imaging of fixed as well as living cells and tissues that contain fluorescent probes (antibodies, green fluorescent proteins, dyes, substrates). This technique allows sharply defined optical sections to be collected, from which three dimensional rendering and movies can be created.

The confocal facility of the CCMI is a shared resource that offers confocal, two-photon microscopy, light sheet microscopy, swept field microscopy and super-resolution imaging services to Yale investigators. It provides access and training to all microscopes, related equipment and image workstations.

Contact Us

Michael H. Nathanson, Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology
Phone: 203.785.7312

Technical Director
Al Mennone, Research Associate of Internal Medicine/Section of Digestive Diseases
Phone 203.785.3793

The facility is located in the Sterling Hall of Medicine Building, in room IE 25.

General lab: 203.785.5308

Publication Acknowledgment

If research supported by this Research Core results in publication, please acknowledge this support by including the following in your publication(s):

"We thank the Yale Center for Advanced Light Microscopy Facility for their assistance with _________ service. The Bruker Opterra Swept Field Microscope was funded by shared instrument grant # NIH S10 OD023598.”