Biological Imaging Facility
The Biological Imaging Facility (BIF) is a core facility that serves the imaging needs of the department, the college, and the university. The BIF houses a Zeiss LSM880 with Airyscan, a JEOL scanning electron microscope outfitted with a cathode luminescence detector and a silicone-drift energy dispersive spectroscopy system, and a Zeiss AxioStar Plus epi-fluorescence microscope.
The BIF provides training for its users and once certified, the user has unrestricted access to the instrument. Users reserve microscope time - LSM880 or JEOL SEM - through a web-based reservation system. During prime time (9 am-5 pm Monday-Friday), the facilities ask that reserved time be limited to 2 consecutive 2-hour blocks (4 hr block). Each certified on-campus user will be given MavCard access to the imaging facility.
No user fees apply for on-campus users. Off-campus users will be charged at a negotiated rate.
To reserve microscope time, you must be trained and cleared for unrestricted access. Once cleared, click the button below to reserve time. Equipment time is booked in 2 hour blocks. Multiple contiguous blocks can be reserved.
- Select a service: Zeiss LSM 880 Confocal, JEOL SEM, or Zeiss AxioStar
- Select a date and time.
- Enter name and email. Add notes or other information as needed.
- Repeat for multiple blocks.
Please contact facility manager Dr. David Sharlin with questions. Facility managers reserve the right to cancel reservations.