Specialized Systems

Note: we are no longer offering STORM super-resolution or training on the Bruker Vutara. Our only specialized system at this time is the Zeiss Lightsheet Z.1 SPIM system.

Leafcutter Ant Embryo - Lightsheet

Room B30 Anatomy-Chemistry

  • 5x/0.16 NA and 20x/1.0 NA for RI = 1.33 (water) and RI = 1.45 (CLARITY/CUBIC)Zeiss Lightsheet
  • Laser lines: 405 nm, 488 nm, 561 nm, and 638 nm
  • Peltier heating for live imaging of aqueous specimens

Best suited for:

  • Live or fixed imaging of transparent, aqueous samples that can be suspended in agarose such as zebrafish or organoids
  • Fixed imaging of CLARITY or CUBIC-cleared tissues less than 1 cm in diameter

Before you plan to use this system, watch the following introductory videos on sample preparation:

Not every sample is compatible with the above two methods, so you may need to get creative and consult other resources for ideas.