Facility Sponsors

National Cancer Institute


The Microscopy Core Facility provides experimental consultation, fee-for-service imaging assistance, and training in and access to several imaging platforms, image acquisition equipment and data analysis software packages. Access is typically reserved for KI members. In some circumstances, access may be available to non-member MIT or external users. Contact Core staff for details.

Services include:

  • light and epifluorescence microscopy
  • deconvolution-based microscopy for sensitive, high-resolution fluorescence imaging
  • 3D structured illumination microscopy
  • spinning disk confocal microscopy
  • scanning confocal microscopy
  • multiphoton scanning confocal microscopy and intravital imaging
  • total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy
  • advanced fluorescence microscopy (FRAP- fluorescence recovery after bleaching, FRET- fluorescence resonance energy transfer, photo-recovery)
  • spectral karyotyping (SKY) and fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH)
  • laser capture microdissection
  • standard transmission electron and immunoelectron microscopy

Instructions for accessing the Core may be found here.

The Microscopy Core is supported in part by funding provided to the Koch Institute from a National Cancer Institute Cancer Center Support Grant.