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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, MD, PhD, Gladys Phillips Crofoot Professor of Medicine and Professor of Cell Biology
Phone: 203.785.5610

Technical Director
Mateus Guerra, PhD, Research Scientist 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 Cellular & Molecular Imaging Confocal Facility for usage of their _________ microscope(s).”