Conventional Light Microscopy

Zeiss Axioplan 2 Upright Light Microscope

The Zeiss Axioplan 2 is an upright epi-fluorescence microscope.  Images can be acquired with the AxioCam HR color CCD camera and AxioVision software.


  • Filters: DAPI, eGFP, Cy3
  • Imaging Modes: Phase Contrast, Differential Interference Contrast (DIC) Epifluorescence, Darkfield, Brightfield

Location: DBI 117K

Zeiss M2BIO Dissecting Microscope

The Zeiss M2BIO is a stereo-microscope equipped with fluorescent filters for DAPI, FITC, and Rhodamine. The AxioCam HR color CCD can be mounted on the microscope for image acquisition using the AxioVision software.

Location: DBI 117K

Zeiss PALM Laser Capture Microdissection

The Zeiss PALM CombiSystem is used to isolate cells from specific tissue samples. It uses a focused laser beam to cut out and separate a region of interest from the unwanted tissue, and then a pulse of laser propels the sample into a collecting cap. This technology allows for the procurement of a specific cell population for further analysis.

Location: DBI 117K