Center for Biologic Imaging (Oakland site)

The Center for Biological Imaging (CBI) provides researchers with access to a full range of light and electron microscopy, optical image analysis, and morphometric methods. 

The suite of resources comprise state-of-the-art computer-aided imaging tools, including ultrastructural electron microscopy (transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and immuno-electron microscopy); light and fluorescence microscopy (macro dissecting light and fluorescence, epi-fluorescence, confocal scanning and multi-photon laser scanning imaging); live cell microscopy (transmitted light and fluorescence); laser capture microdissection; microinjection; and fluorescence specialties such as fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET), fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) spectral analysis, total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) imaging, and ratiometric imaging.

Also critical to data processing, a wide range of image analysis software and technical assistance are available to investigators.  Beyond technical resources, the CBI provides a highly specialized group of personnel with expertise in various aspects of optical imaging. 

The Center for Biological Imaging web site