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  • The Cells and Tissues Imaging Facility provides a broad range of services covering many of the major structural methods used to study cells and tissues.  The Core consists of four labs: histological and microscopy training for graduate students and tissue processing and collection services for the research faculty at MSM and other institutions. This facility provides a broad range of services covering many of the major structural methods used to study cells and tissues.

    The Core consists of four labs:

    Electron Microscopy Lab provides complete scanning and transmission services from specimen fixation and dehydration, to examination and documentation via darkroom photography.

    Flow Cytometry, FACS, and magnetic-bead cell-sorting lab houses a BD FACS Aria II and Miltenyi Biotec autoMACS Pro Seperator.  Certfied BD- and Miltenyi-trained staff are available for consultation, acquiring data, or sorting cells.

    Image Analysis Lab provides a wide variety of options for the analysis and quantification of fluorescent probes, markers and antibodies within fixed and living cells.  This lab houses a Leica TCS SP5 Confocal microscope, A DeltaVision Core Deconvolution microscope, a Tecan plate reader and a Zeiss Axioplan upright fluorescent microscope.

    Molecular Histology Lab is equipped to provide the following services: paraffin embedding, paraffin sections, frozen sections, immunohisto-chemical and H&E staining, and in situ hybridization.

    For more information and service charges, contact:

    Dr. James Lillard
    Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Core Leader

    Email: jlillard@msm.edu
    Phone: (404) 752-1863

    Dr. Woo-Kuen Lo
    Electron Microscopy Core Leader

    Email: wlo@msm.edu
    Phone: (404) 752-1558

    Dr. John Patrickson
    Molecular Histology Core Leader

    Email: jpatrickson@msm.edu
    Phone: (404) 752-5717

    Dr. Xuebiao Yao
    Confocal & Fluorescent Imaging Core Leader

    Email: xyao@msm.edu
    Phone: (404) 752-1894