The Cell & Developmental Biology (CDB) Microscopy Core provides personalized assistance on all aspects of imaging, from tips on sample preparation to training on one of our microscopes to assistance with image data analysis. Our facility currently houses seven confocal microscopes, a Bruker Vutara 352 super-resolution system, a Zeiss Z.1 Lightsheet system, three widefield light microscopes, and several computers dedicated to image processing and analysis.  In addition, we offer scanning electron microscope (SEM) sample preparation and imaging.


ATTENTION: 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.

In anticipation of the higher lab density we have made one small change to our COVID-specific scheduling policy: instead of requiring a 60 minute time gap between microscope reservations, we are now only requiring a 30-minute time gap. This should still allow enough time for the air in our small rooms to clear.  This time gap does NOT apply to the workstations in 1118 BRB.

We have put in place a number of new rules and policies to help ensure the safety of our users and staff and to maintain physical distancing.  These can be found here. We have begun training new users; however there is a new format to our training sequence, which can be found here (click on the gray bar for each category of microscope).

The next virtual pre-training lecture will take place on Monday, October 5, 1 — 2:30 pm via Zoom. Email Andrea to be placed on the list to receive the Zoom link

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