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CONFOCAL USERS - the confocal microscope is again available for use!

 The facility houses an Olympus FluoView FV1000 confocal laser scanning microscope designed for research applications in biology. The confocal is equipped with an argon laser providing excitation light at wavelengths of 405nm, 458 nm, 488 nm, and 515 nm, as well as green Helium-Neon and red Helium-Neon laser sources with respective excitation wavelengths of 543 nm and 633 nm.

Fluoview FV100 Laser Scanning microscope

We are located in the Stark Lab in room 3057 LSB. Use of the confocal microscope must be scheduled at least a day in advance for those who need a representative present for use. Approximately 3 separate one-hour training sessions are required before lab technicians may use the confocal microscope without supervision. Please e-mail us with your questions and concerns, or how we might better facilitate your use of the confocal microscope.

The Confocal facility is supported by Brigham Young University through the Department of Physiology and Developmental Biology under the direction of Dr. Michael Stark. A part-time student technician manages operation of the facility. Please click on the tab "Contact Info" for more detail.