The Cell & Developmental Biology (CDB) Microscopy Core is located in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Our facility houses eleven light microscopes, a scanning electron microscope (SEM), and two image analysis workstations.  We are open to the entire University of Pennsylvania community as well as to researchers from other institutions and companies in the area.  Our services include assisted imaging sessions, in-depth training on our microscopes, and consultation on sample preparation or image analysis.


The next pre-training lecture will take place in person on Thursday June 2, 2022, 2:00 - 3:30 pm  in room 1101 BRB. Email Andrea to be placed on the list to receive an email reminder and Zoom link.  Further details on our training sequence may be found here (click on the + symbol for each category of microscope).

On-site microscope demo number 1: From May 2 - May 17 we will have a Leica Microsystems Thunder Imaging system set up in room 1-126A of our Smilow suite, in place of our old Leica wide field microscope. Those of you who are interested in what a brand new wide field system can do for you should come and check it out. For more information contact Andrew Skuba from Leica.

On-site microscope demo number 2: From May 4 - May 12 we will be hosting the newest release from Leica Microsystems: their Mica imaging platform. This is a fully-automated system capable of simultaneous imaging of up to 4 fluorescence channels in wide field or confocal mode, and it will be set up in room B30C Anatomy-Chemistry.  There will be a seminar on May 4, 12:00 - 1:00 pm in room 1101 BRB. To RVSP for the seminar or to request time on the Mica, fill out the form here or contact Andrew Skuba from Leica.



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