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Advanced Light Microscopy and Spectroscopy Laboratory

Providing a unique collection of leading-edge optical microscopes, small-animal imaging devices, and fluorescent probes


The Advanced Light Microscopy and Spectroscopy (ALMS) laboratories provide a unique collection of high-end, customized fluorescence microscopes, small-animal imaging devices, and fluorescent probes to perform fluorescence-based measurements at various spatial (nm to cm), temporal (ns to days) and spectral (UV-NIR ) ranges. Our laboratory provides consultative services and offers support for the application of novel spectroscopic methods and advanced microscopy techniques to achieve high spatial and temporal resolution from whole in vivo animal imaging down to sub-70 nm imaging using super-resolution nanoscopy techniques. Along with access to specialized state-of-the-art instrumentation, we train investigators in advanced imaging techniques which are used to study macromolecules, cellular dynamics and to characterize biomaterials with nanometer-accuracy. Our laboratories offer open access to all academic investigators from local, national and overseas universities as well as to small start-up and mid-size companies.