The role of the Confocal Microscopy Core is to facilitate research for local PIs by providing equipment, expertise and training in confocal microscopy techniques. We do not conceive the core to be a service facility. We will work with the PIs and their laboratory personnel to provide advice, protocols, training and assistance in performing experiments and analyzing and interpreting data.
The Nikon C2 system is located in room G106-1 on the first floor of the Guyton Research Building. A tissue culture incubator and sterile hood are located across the hall in G120. The inverted and upright epifluorescent microscopes are located on the second floor of the Guyton Research Building. The Zeiss spinning disk microscope is located on the fifth floor of the N wing.
The CMC does not expect to charge fees for service provided to participants in the COBRE grant. Extended use by laboratories not associated with the COBRE grant will be subject to fees designed to cover the service contract (~$13,000/yr), supplies, and any additional maintenance or training.