The Cell & Developmental Biology (CDB) Microscopy Core is located in Lenapehoking (Lenni-Lenape land).  We provide personalized assistance on all aspects of imaging, from advice on sample preparation to training on one of our microscopes to assistance with image data analysis. Our facility currently houses 13 microscopes: seven confocal microscopes, three wide field microscopes, two specialized systems, and a scanning electron microscope (SEM).  In addition, we provide access to two computers dedicated to image processing and analysis. 


REMINDER: All CDB Microscopy Core users are required to wear face masks at all times, even when alone in a microscope room. Failure to do so may result in permanent prohibition from future use of any core equipment. See here for all our core's rules and policies.

IMPORTANT NEWS: The CDB Microscopy Core will soon be joining other cores at Penn, CHOP, and Wistar in using Agilent's iLab Organizer for equipment scheduling and billing.  Starting in January 2021, we will no longer be using the Microscopy Core Scheduler.  Current core users should look for an email with detailed instructions sometime during the next couple of weeks. Instructions will also be posted on our Account Setup web page.


The Perelman School of Medicine is currently in the Fall Semester Phase of its resumption of research activity.  The CDB Microscopy Core is open to Penn and CHOP researchers who have satisfied the requirements outlined in the guide for the safe return to campus.


The next virtual pre-training lecture will take place on Thursday, February 4, 2021, 1 — 2:30 pm via Zoom. Email Andrea to be placed on the list to receive the Zoom link.  Further details on our training sequence may be found here (click on the + symbol for each category of microscope).

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