The Morphology and Imaging Core is a centralized facility designed to service the microanatomical, bioenergetic and imaging needs of all researchers and projects at the Buck Institute as well as external users. Core staff members have a range of functions - from direct participation in research projects within the Institute to maintenance of the common use equipment and laboratory space.
The full-service laboratory customizes and optimizes protocols for histology, cytochemistry, immunostaining, in situ hybridization, functional imaging and image analysis methodologies to meet individual needs. Experiments are conducted using brightfield, DIC, fluorescence, laser confocal, or transmission electron microscopy. State-of-the-art software is employed to analyze and quantify data in up to 4 dimensions. We also offer flow cytometry solutions with the use of our FACS Aria II to carry out advanced cell sorting and cytometric analysis. Training is provided in all services offered.
Director: Martin Brand, PhD
Consultant: David Nicholls, Ph.D.
Imaging Specialist: Akos Gerencser, Ph.D.
Taki Te Koi, Senior Research Associate
Those interested in utilizing core services and equipment should contact Taki Te Koi. External contracts are evaluated on a per project basis.
o (415) 209-2000 x6745