Core Microscopy Facility

La Jolla, California Campus

The Core Microscopy Facility at Scripps Research provides researchers with equipment and expertise required for multi-dimensional imaging of cells and tissues at high resolution and to perform quantitative image analysis. Resources include widefield, confocal, multi-photon, TIRF, super-resolution and electron microscopy, as well as equipment for live cell imaging and image analysis. Services include sample preparation, imaging, molecular localization, and image analysis. In addition to providing access to advanced instrumentation, this facility, staffed by experts, is a source of instruction and training and constitutes a major educational resource. The Facility staff provides training, technical support, sample preparation, imaging assistance, collaboration and consultation.

The Core Microscopy Facility operates on a fee-for-services basis.

Electron Microscopy

Light Microscope

Online calendars are available to reserve time on each individual instrument and qualified independent users can log on from their own labs to make their own appointments.  All of  the  7 computers operating the confocal and laser capture microscope(s), imaging workstations as well as the CCD camera for the CM-100 electron microscope are on-line for downloading image data directly to lab computers.  

EM Microscopes:

 

Light Microscopes:

 

Workstations:

 

The Core Microscopy Facility operates on a fee-for-service basis. For non-affiliated researchers, please contact Dr. Scott Henderson for more information:


Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) - Thermofisher/FEI Talos L120C

Hourly rate for usage: For Scripps Research users - Unassisted Use $47.50/hr; Assisted Use $110.00/hr
Contact Scott Henderson schenderson@scripps.edu for training.

Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) - Hitachi S-4800

Hourly rate for usage: For Scripps Research users - Unassisted Use $35.00/hr; Assisted Use $105.00/hr
Contact Scott Henderson schenderson@scripps.edu for training.

Laser Scanning Confocal - LSM780, LSM710, and LSM880

Hourly rate for usage: For Scripps Research trained user - $43/hr
Contact Scott Henderson schenderson@scripps.edu for training.

Laser Capture Microdissection - LCM

Hourly rate for usage: For Scripps Research trained user - $30/hr
Contact Scott Henderson schenderson@scripps.edu for training.

Bz-X700 Fluorescence Microscope - Bz-X700

Hourly rate: For Scripps Research trained user - $10/hr
Peak hours (9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday) - $5/hr
Non-peak hours: Contact Scott Henderson schenderson@scripps.edu for training.

Nikon Spinning Disk Confocal

>Hourly rate for usage: For Scripps Research trained user
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - $10/hr
Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. & 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. & during weekend- $8/hr
Overnight everyday of the week - $50 flat rate
Contact Kersi Pestonjamasp kpestonj@scripps.edu for training.

Leica TCS SP5 Two-Photon Microscope

Hourly rate for usage: For Scripps Research trained user
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - $12/hr
Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. & 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. & during weekend - $8/hr
Overnight everyday of the week - $50 flat rate
Contact Kersi Pestonjamasp kpestonj@scripps.edu for training.

Nikon Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence

Hourly rate for usage: For Scripps Research trained user
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - $25/hr
Monday-Friday, 6-9 p.m. and during weekends - $12/hr
Overnight everyday of the week - $50 flat rate
Contact Kersi Pestonjamasp kpestonj@scripps.edu for training.

Nikon Workstation

Hourly rate for usage: For Scripps Research trained user - $5/hr
Contact Kersi Pestonjamasp kpestonj@scripps.edu for training.

Image analysis - Workstation

Hourly rate for usage: For Scripps Research trained user - $10/hr
Contact Scott Henderson schenderson@scripps.edu for training.

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