Use of the microscope facility is by appointment only. All appointments can be made with the CORES reservation software. If you are a first time user, or are using a microscope for the first time, a training session must be scheduled with an Imaging Specialist in the Facility. No one except a staff member of the facility is permitted to train new users on the microscopes.
The facility is open Monday-Friday, from 8:00am to 6:00pm. Once an individual is proficient on the imaging systems, they can request after-hours access to the facility. These requests must be approved by the MIF staff.
The MIF is a BSL-2 facility. If you plan on working with live cells (either mammalian or bacterial), please provide the MIF with a copy of your approved Biosafety protocol. Please, NO FOOD OR DRINK in the facility!
For more information about the User Policy for the MIF, please see the Microscope Imaging Facility Policies