The College of Natural Resources Biological Imaging Facility is open to everyone at the University, and is located in Koshland Hall.
The facility functions as an instructional and research laboratory for all aspects of modern biological light microscopy, including confocal and deconvolution microscopy, computer image processing and analysis, and most microscopical techniques for developmental and cell biology.
Graduate and postdoctoral students can be trained in microscope research techniques including advanced light microscopy, confocal and deconvolution microscopy, digital image processing of microscope images, and related laboratory techniques. Computer image processing and analysis is taught individually. Microscopy is taught in Facility Director Steve Ruzin's class Techniques in Light Microscopy. In addition, the Facility offers an annual workshop in Plant and Animal Microtechnique designed to train the student in modern and classical methods in preparing microscope slides.
Full time staff members demonstrate the correct use of the instruments, train students in the myriad biological techniques required for successful cell biological research and help with all aspects of light microscopy and computer image processing and analysis.