UMICH Microscopy & Image Analysis Laboratory (MIL)

     

Overview of Services

 

About MIL:

 

Established in 1978, the Microscopy and Image Analysis Laboratory (MIL) is a centralized operation including more than 3,000 square feet housing major equipment, used on a shared basis by investigators focusing mainly on studies of cell and tissue morphology and ultrastructure. It offers state-of-the-art equipment for microscopic imaging, including fluorescence microscopy, as well as scanning and transmission electron microscopy.

 

The MIL is a fee-for-service-based operation open to researchers from all departments within the University of Michigan, other institutions, and the industrial research community. In 2013, MIL joined the Biomedical Research Core Facilities, part of the Office of Research in the University of Michigan Medical School.

 

 

Instrumentation:

 

Microscopes - BSRB

  • Deltavision-RT Live Cell Imaging System
  • Olympus BX-51 upright light microscope (A)
  • Olympus BX-51 upright light microscope (B)
  • Leica MXFL III stereo fluorescent microscope
  • Leica DMIRB inverted microscope
  • AMRAY 1910 Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FEG-SEM)
  • Olympus FluoView 500 Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope
  • Zeiss Apotome
  • Leica Inverted SP5 Confocal Microscope System with 2-Photon FLIM
  • Leica Upright SP5 Confocal Microscope with 2-Photon
  • Nikon E-800 Upright with Widefield Microscope
  • Nikon A-1-A Confocal
  • Nikon A-1-B Confocal
  • HISTO-Vibratome
  • JEOL 1400 Plus Transmission Electron Microscope

Digital Imaging

  • HP Scanjet IIcx flatbed scanner
  • Pit PC1 (Windows XP)
  • Cilia (Windows XP)
  • Golgi (Mac OSX)
  • Synapse Imaging Computer
  • Genome Imaging Computer

NCRC Instrumentation

  • Leicia 3050S Cryostat
  • Leica DMIRE
  • Nikon A-1 Spectral Confocal
  • Nikon E-800 Widefield Microscope
  • N-1 Imaging - Imaris
  • N-2 Imaging Computer
  • Olympus SZX16
  • Leica SP8 2-Photon Confocal with FLIM, FCS & STED
  • Zeiss Axioplan-2

Other Instrumentation

  • Polaron E5100 Sputter Coater
  • Denton DV-502
  • H&E Stain Station
  • Reichert Ultracut-E ultramicrotomes (3)
  • Leica 2235 rotary paraffin microtome
  • Leica 2155 rotary paraffin microtome
  • Leica 3050S cryostat
  • Microm 550 cryostat for sectioning frozen tissue
  • Tissue-Tek paraffin tissue embedding station
  • Leica ASP 300 paraffin tissue processor

 

Leadership

 

Chris Edwards
Manager, Microscopy & Image Analysis Core
734-936-4912
fishon@umich.edu

 

Locations and hours of operation

 

Biomedical Science Research Building         

 

North Campus Research Complex

Room A830
109 Zina Pitcher Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

 

7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
(Open 24-7 for trained and approved users) 

Building 20, Room 53S
2800 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

 

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (or by appointment)
(Open 24/7 for trained and approved users)

Links and Resources

  1.  University of Michigan Microscopy & Image Analysis Core Website

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Chris Edwards
Core Manager
 
734-936-4912
 
fishon@umich.edu
 
Rm A-822 BSRB
 
Sasha Meshinchi
Staff
 
734-763-1170
 
meshin@med.umich.edu
 
BSRB A830
 
Linda Barthel
NCRC Facility Staff
 
734-763-0703
 
barthel@umich.edu
 
Rm 50S, Building 20, 2800 Plymouth Rd.
 
Bruce Donohoe
Staff
 
734-764-4360
 
bridger@umich.edu
 
BSRB A820
 
Jeffrey Harrison
Staff
 
734-647-9021
 
jefhar@med.umich.edu
 
BSRB A842
 
Krystyna Pasyk
Staff
 
734-763-1170
 
kpasyk@umich.edu
 
BSRB A807
 
Pennelope Blakely
Staff
 
734-763-1170
 
penegonz@umich.edu
 
BSRB A807
 
Judy Poore
Staff
 
734-647-9021
 
jpoore@umich.edu
 
BSRB A842