Nikon Imaging Center

UC San Diego

Mission

  • To enhance basic research by providing access to state-of-the-art microscopy and imaging equipment
  • To provide expert technical consultation and support in every step of the imaging process from sample preparation to data analysis and publication
  • To provide training on light microscopy techniques and sample preparation for the UC San Diego community
  • To bring innovative light microscopy and imaging techniques to UC San Diego researchers
  • To enhance connections between UC San Diego and our local biotech and pharma partners 
  • To serve as a learning and demonstration center for our corporate partners and contributors

Contact

NIC Director

Eric Griffis, Ph.D.

Address

Nikon Imaging Center
Leichtag 483
9500 Gilman Drive; Mail code 0694
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0694

Website

UC San Diego



Systems Available

High-Speed Large FOV Imaging System

View Components

  • Ti2-E inverted microscope with PFS4
  • 4-line epi-fluorescence and DIC
  • Large format DS-Qi2 monochrome CMOS camera
  • Large format DS-Ri2 color CMOS camera
  • Stage top incubation
  • NIS-Elements software

N-STORM/TIRF-SDC System

View Components

  • Ti2-E inverted microscope with PFS4
  • Localization-based super-resolution
  • Motorized multi-angle TIRF
  • CSU-X1 spinning disk confocal
  • DMD module for photoconversion/activation
  • Stage top incubation
  • NIS-Elements software

C2 Point-Scanning Confocal System

View Components

  • Ti2-E inverted microscope with PFS4
  • LU-N4 four line laser unit (405nm, 488nm, 561nm, 640nm)
  • High-senstivity GaAsP detectors (with tunable emission)
  • NIS-Elements software

A1R HD-N-SIM Confocal Super-Resolution System

View Components

  • Ti2-E inverted microscope with PFS4
  • High-Definition, resonant point scanning confocal
  • LU-NV six line laser unit
  • Spectral unmixing
  • Enhanced Resolution module for confocal
  • Structured illumination-based super-resolution
  • Stage top incubation
  • NIS-Elements software

High Content Imaging System with Spinning Disk Confocal

View Components

  • Ti2-E inverted microscope with PFS4
  • Robotic plate loader
  • High-speed linear motor stage
  • X-Light V2 large format spinning disk confocal
  • NIS-Elements HCA software