UCSD School of Medicine Microscopy Core

The UCSD School of Medicine Microscopy Core is a state-of-the-art imaging core that serves the needs of laboratories in and outside of the UCSD School of Medicine. Our instruments push the limits of resolution, speed and sensitivity. We offer resources that range from electron microscopy ultrastructure resolution to whole organism / live animal imaging. The Core strives to promote interdisciplinary, collaborative research among the local research community. Experienced staff are available to assist with everything from sample prep to imaging to analysis. All instrumentation is owned by the core, and available for reliable access to necessary technology. 

Upcoming Events

2 New Resources Available!

Leica SP8 Super Resolution Confocal with White Light Laser, FLIM and STED

Leica SP8 Super Resolution Confocal

    New Resource Available in the Core - Zeiss Z.1 Light Sheet

    Ideal for thick cleared samples and organisms. Not suitable for cultured cells. 

    The system is high speed with low phototoxicity and photobleaching and deep tissue penetration.


Managing Director
Jennifer Santini
Phone: (858) 534-0538
Email: jsantini@ucsd.edu

New Resources!

Leica SP8 Confocal with Lightning Deconvolution

Leica SP8 Confocal with White Light Laser, STED, FLIM and Lightning Deconvolution

Zeiss Z.1 Light Sheet System

Zeiss LSM 880 confocal with FAST Airyscan

Zeiss Sigma VP Electron Microscope with Gatan 3View Serial Block Face Sectioning