► The Imaging Core of the UC Irvine Core Center for Hearing and Communication Research was established in 2007 to provide state-of-the-art technology and expertise for imaging neurons in fixed or live tissue.
The Core features a 2-photon imaging system that was “home-made” for greater flexibility and performance, and for significant cost savings, over commercial models.
The system is capable of real-time imaging with high spatial resolution.
► Center for Hearing Research Multi-Photon Imaging Facility
► After ~1.5 years of development and operation, the facility is functional and serving multiple users. The microscope is being used to image neurons in a variety of fixed- and live-tissue preparations, e.g., after transport of fluorescent markers or after immunofluorescent labeling.
► Calyces of Held in fixed tissue (left) and nucleus laminaris neurons in live slice culture (right).
Karina Cramer, Ph.D. , CHR Imaging Core
Associate Professor and Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Candace Y. Hsieh, Ph.D. , CHR Imaging Core
Address: 2113A McGaugh Hall
University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
Telephone: (949) 824 7515