Core facilities

The CBR Institute boasts four core facilities, featuring cutting-edge equipment designed to allow investigators to conduct ambitious, original research projects. CBRI is especially outstanding in the area of advanced miscroscopy technology.

The four core facilities are: calcium imaging, which uses flourescence microscopes and high-speed cameras to make visible the molecular events inside a living cell; spectral karyotyping (SKY), which employs microscopes, computers, and special cameras to identify chromosomal characteristics in mice and humans; multi-photon/confocal microscopy, which can track the movement of immune cells within the vasculature of live mice; and cell sorter/flow cytometry, a technology that employs laser beams to analyze cellular characteristics that are key to basic research.

Click on the adjoining navigation bar to find detailed descriptions of these technologies and contact persons who can arrange for use of each facility.