The UCSD School of Medicine Microscopy Core is now a Leica Center of Excellence! We have two new Leica systems in addition to our Leica SP5 confocal with Multiphoton.

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

Leica SP8 Super Resolution Confocal

These three systems are supported by Leica and we will be hosting several workshops this year. A Leica representative will be onsite once a month to answer any specific questions. Core staff are available during business hours to answer any questions.

Leica Representative Onsite Hours: 9AM - 5PM

Upcoming Demonstrations:

February 3-9, 2020

Zeiss Elyra 7 with Lattice SIM

Doodle Sign Up

Upcoming Seminars:

UCSD School of Medicine Microscopy Seminar Series

UCSD - CNCB Large Conference Room

Refreshments will be served

Jan. 30th 11AM

Neeraj Gohad - Zeiss Microscopy Specialist

Zeiss Elyra 7 Lattice SIM Microscope

Informational Seminar Followed by Lunch and Questions

Onsite demonstration of the system will take place Feb. 3 - 9 in the CMME Microscopy Core

Feb. 3rd 4PM 

Uri Manor - Director of the Waitt Biophotonics Core at the Salk Institute

Deep Learning-Based Point-Scanning Super-Resolution Imaging

March 2nd 4PM 

Stefano Brigidi - Postdoctoral Fellow – Dr. Brenda Bloodgood Lab at UCSD

Genomic decoding of neuronal depolarization by stimulus-specific NPAS4 heterodimers

April 6th 4PM 

Ben Croker - Assistant Professor, UCSD Department of Pediatrics

High-content live cell imaging and the art of dying

May 11th 4PM 

Miguel Lopez Ramirez - Postdoctoral Fellow - Dr. Mark Ginsberg Lab at UCSD

Roles for astrocytes in brain vascular malformations

If you are interested in giving a seminar on your research, please email