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 instruments, training for independent use, and technical support. Trained in cell biology, optics, physics, biophysics, microbiology and image analysis, with in-depth expertise in light microscopy, we can help with experimental design, image acquisition, and data analysis.

COVID-aware operations

  • Users and staff follow strict safety protocols.
  • Remote training and troubleshooting are available for most projects.
  • Staff assist in person or remotely, at the discretion of users and staff.

Imaging and analysis services

  • Imaging service is available for selected projects. Samples can be dropped off for imaging by staff, with live feedback for researchers via Zoom.
  • Assistance and training for image analysis, processing, and rendering
  • Development of custom image analysis/processing workflows and scripts
  • Remote access to facility workstation, including Imaris, Volocity, and NIS Elements commercial software for analysis

Free services

  • Consultation on current and future projects
  • Assistance with preparation of grants and manuscripts

Feedback

Please complete our User Survey to help us improve our training and other services, and plan future expansions.

Leadership

Liza Pon

Faculty Director

212-305-1947

 

Staff

All staff can be reached at Confocal_HICCC@cumc.columbia.edu.

 

Theresa Swayne

Technical Director: Contact for consultation and training

347-920-6865

 

Haojie Ji

Imaging Specialist

347-891-2212

 

Istvan Boldogh

Imaging Specialist

646-724-3374

 

Location and Hours of Operation

Lasker Biomedical Research Building

3960 Broadway (enter on 166th St.)

Room 320

Hours Staffed:

Mon.

9 am – 5 pm

Tues.

9 am – 5 pm

Wed.

9 am – 5 pm

Thurs.

9 am – 5 pm

Fri.

9 am – 5 pm

 

Hours Open: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Location:

3960 Broadway
Room 320
New York, NY 10032

Links and Resources

Shared Resources: Confocal and Specialized Microscopy

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Theresa Swayne, Ph.D.
Technical Director
 
347-920-6865
 
tcs6@cumc.columbia.edu
 
Lasker 320
 
Istvan Boldogh, Ph.D.
Imaging Specialist
 
646-724-3374
 
ib14@cumc.columbia.edu
 
Lasker 320
 
Haojie Ji, Ph.D.
Imaging Specialist
 
347-891-2212
 
hj2486@cumc.columbia.edu
 
Lasker 320
 

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