Confocal and Specialized Microscopy (HICCC)

Overview of Services

The Confocal and Specialized Microscopy Shared Resource (CSMSR) provides advanced microscope systems for multidimensional optical imaging of living and fixed cells and tissues. The CSMSR offers a wide range of state-of-the-art microscopy technologies, from super-resolution microscopy to laser capture and microirradiation. 

Our full-time Ph.D.-level staff provide assistance using the microscopes, training for independent use, and technical support. Trained in cell biology, biophysics, microbiology and image analysis, with in-depth expertise in light microscopy, we can help with experimental design, image acquisition, and data analysis.

The Shared Resource is open to all users effective June 22, 2020.

Staff will be on-site only for equipment maintenance. Remote support is available 8 am – 7 pm, Mon.-Fri.

Remote Services 

Support for users

  • Troubleshooting: Questions will be answered remotely.
  • Training: Remote training is available for selected projects.
  • Imaging service is available for selected projects. You can deliver the samples to us, and we can image them with live feedback for you via Zoom.


Data handling and analysis (To submit a request: iLab > HICCC Confocal & Specialized Microscopy > Request Services)

  • Access to imaging data on computers in the CSMSR
  • Assistance and training for image analysis, processing, and rendering
  • Development of custom image analysis/processing workflows and scripts
  • Remote access to facility workstation, including Volocity and NIS Elements commercial software for analysis


Free services

  • Consultation on current and future projects
  • Assistance with preparation of grants and manuscripts
  • A continuously updated listing of seminars, software, and other resources on microscopy and image analysis



Liza Pon




Theresa Swayne

Manager: Contact for consultation and training



Laura Munteanu

Assistant Manager: Contact for consultation and training



Location and Hours of Operation

Lasker Biomedical Research Building

3960 Broadway (enter on 166th St.)

Room 320

Hours Staffed: Remote support 8 am – 7 pm, Mon-Fri ; On-site support as needed
Hours Open: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

3960 Broadway
Room 320
New York, NY 10032

Links and Resources

Shared Resource Homepage


Name Role Phone Email Location
Theresa Swayne, Ph.D.
Lasker 320
Laura Munteanu, Ph.D.
Assistant Manager
Lasker 320