Major Equipment

Instrumentation within the lab is designed to determine molecular and biophysical characterizations and produce analytical spectroscopic imaging.

Within the lab, a wide range of light and fluorescence optics, high speed shutters, and spectral analysis detectors are available for each microscope, permitting flexible and custom configurations of devices for specialized applications.

Free tutorials are offered on all of our instruments and equipment. Instruments are available for direct use 24/7/365 for users who have completed introductory training. Please contact either a member of the MAI Staff or go to the reservation site for more details.

Type Instrument Features/Options
Light Microscopy Olympus IX81/3I spinning disk confocal inverted microscope epifluorescence, TIRF
Light Microscopy Zeiss Axioplan 2 epifluorescence upright microscope color camera, Slidebook
Light Microscopy Olympus IX81 inverted epifluorescence microscope Onix microfluidic system, color camera
Electron Microscopy FEI Tecnai F20 XT  STEM, EDS, tomography, cryo
Electron Microscopy FEI Versa 3D Dual Beam focused ion beam (FIB), multiple detectors
Scanning Probe Microscopy Veeco Bioscope SZ AFM simultaneous scanning probe imaging, sample-scanned confocal laser fluorescence 
2D-Gel Typhoon TRIO Imager variable mode 2D DIGE scanning and analysis
Sample Preparation Tousimus Autosamdri 815B critical point dryer, variable size capacity
Sample Preparation Leica Ultratome thin section prep range of 1nm to 15µm
Sample Preparation FEI Vitrobot automated cryo TEM, controlled temp and humidity
Sample Preparation Quorum Q150T ES sputter coater, carbon and metal evaporator, glow discharge


Room 1043, Haworth Hall


Instrument Reservations Site


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