Microscope Imaging Network

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The Microscope Imaging Network is a University Core facility funded in part through a core infrastructure grant from the Office of the Vice President for Research. The facility director is James R. Bamburg (jbamburg@lamar.colostate.edu) but each instrument has its own supervisor and training mechanism so be sure to visit the individual web sites for each instrument listed below for additional contact information. The Network presently includes the JEOL 2000 Transmission Electron Microscope housed in room W11 A/Z, two Zeiss LSM510 meta laser scanning microscopes, one housed in room W210 A/Z and one housed in room 5, Infectious Disease Annex (IDA) at the Foothills Campus, an upright Zeiss Axioplan 2 fluorescence imaging microscope housed in room 216W A/Z, an Olympus spinning disk confocal microscope with dual view and a mosaic laser ablation system housed in room 224 MRB, and three Nikon inverted epifluorescence microscopes also in room 224 MRB. Although NOT part of the Microscope Imaging Network, a JSM-6500F field emission scanning electron microscope with the in-lens thermal field emission electron gun is available in the Chemistry Central Instrumentation Facility (http://www1.chm.colostate.edu/sem.html).

A steering committee comprised of the director, the faculty members in charge of each instrument, and additional representatives from other colleges supervise the expenditures from the core grant. Current steering committee faculty members:

James R. Bamburg, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Director, Olympus spinning disk system and Nikon epifluorescence microscopes.

Susan M. Bailey, Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, committee member

Mercedes Gonzalez-Juarrero, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Zeiss LSM510 meta at IDA, Foothills Campus

Karyn Hamilton, Department of Health and Exercise Science, committee member

John E. Rash, Department of Biomedical Sciences, JEOL 2000 TEM.

Michael M. Tamkun, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Zeiss LSM510 meta in A/Z.

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