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Fluorescence Microscopy & Imaging Center

Core Facilities

Dr. Gary Bird operates one of the confocal microscopes
Dr. Gary Bird operates one of the confocal microscopes.

The Fluorescence Microscopy and Imaging Center (FMIC) is a core facility for use by employees of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), located in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina (NC), USA. NIEHS is a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The FMIC provides researchers in the NIEHS Division of Intramural Research (DIR) access to a variety of techniques that push the envelope on 3D cellular imaging. Most of the techniques are centered on obtaining digitized images of fluorescent cells from a confocal microscope.

This Web site is designed to make NIEHS intramural scientists aware of:

  • Specific equipment and capabilities within the FMIC
  • Information new users need to use the FMIC equipment
  • Confocal microscopy protocols
  • Personnel that can be relied upon to help

The site also provides information to the NIEHS and non-NIEHS community on:

  • Underlying concepts of confocal microscopy and related techniques, including examples
  • Types of research projects that have successfully used confocal microscopy at NIEHS Department of Health & Human Services National Institutes of Health
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Last Reviewed: September 08, 2008