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.

Confocal and Specialized Microscopy Operation During Ramp-Down

Re-opening date is to be determined by the University and HICCC.

With the exception of research designated as essential*, instruments in the CSMSR are currently inaccessible. CSMSR staff are working remotely.

*Exception requests for independent equipment use for essential research should be submitted by the PI to the CSMSR Director, Dr. Liza Pon. 

Remote Services Offered During Ramp-Down

Access to image analysis software
• Free access to Volocity software on your own computer is available. Email for details.
• Please contact us for instructions for accessing Volocity and NIS Elements software remotely on our high-powered workstation.

Access to imaging data on computers in the CSMSR
• Please contact us for details.

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

Services available through iLab at standard rates
To submit a request: iLab > HICCC Confocal & Specialized Microscopy > Request Services

• Assistance and training for image analysis, processing, and rendering
• Development of custom image analysis/processing workflows and scripts
• Access to facility workstation, including Volocity and NIS Elements commercial software for analysis – please contact us for details.



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: During ramp-down, remote support 9 am - 5 pm, Mon-Fri 
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