RESOURCES FOR INVESTIGATORS
confocal microscopy core facility
Welcome to the TUSM Confocal Core. The Confocal Core has a Leica Sp5 Confocal Microscope that is available for imaging at a cost of $26/hour. The microscope is located in 503B Kresge Building. Features of the microscope include:
The Core is managed by Dr. Patrick Piggot and Dr. Tina Buttaro. Dr. Piggot handles administrative aspects such as booking and billing. Dr. Buttaro handles technical aspects such as training, repair and troubleshooting.
The Core is intended to allow you to do your own imaging. Please see Getting Started for information about how to become a qualified user.
Dr. Buttaro is available to help with establishing new protocols, troubleshooting and image optimization. Members of Dr. Piggot's laboratory are available for quick troubleshooting questions. Dr. Buttaro and Dr. Piggot work predominantly with bacterial cells. However, our users work with numerous techniques and cell types (a list of approved users will soon be provided) and expert help is available from Leica.
A workstation will also soon be available for processing of images.
Bettina Buttaro, PhD
Training, Repair, Troubleshooting
Patrick Piggot, PhD