Cell Biology Core Centers

Imaging facilities serve faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and students at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Users must be trained in the use of the equipment and safety procedures. Online booking is available. A full list of all core facilities at UT Southwestern  is available.

Electron Microscopy Core Facility (EMCF)

The EMCF provides transmission and scanning electron microscopy, light microscopy, and other services.

Live Cell Imaging Core Facility

The mission of the Live Cell Imaging Core Facility is to provide affordable access to modern optical microscopy for researchers in both the clinical and basic sciences.

  • The facility offers a variety of microscope imaging modalities including laser scanning confocal, multiphoton, spinning disk confocal, wide-field deconvolution, CFP/YFP FRET, TIRF, and single-molecule imaging.
  • Two workstations are available for offline image processing and analysis, including volume rendering, neuron tracing, 3D measurement, and 3D particle tracking. All the microscopes are inverted and have environmental chambers for control of temperature and CO2.