Morphology and Imaging Core

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.  Training is provided in all services offered.

Key Staff:
Director: Martin Brand, PhD
Consultant: David Nicholls, Ph.D.
Imaging Specialist: Akos Gerencser, Ph.D.
Shannon O'Hare, Research Associate II
Taki Te Koi, Research Associate II

Those interested in utilizing core services and equipment should contact Shannon O'Hare or Taki Te Koi. External contracts are evaluated on a per project basis. 

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