Gif of Microscope Morphing into Point Spread Function

A vintage microscope morphing to an objective lens, and then a theoretical point spread function.

The Light Microscopy Core Facility (LMCF), located on the ground floor of the Porter Biosciences building, is operated via the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB). We are a resource beyond the microscopes. Our goal is to help advance the academic and scientific mission of the MCDB department and the University of Colorado Boulder – not to train people how to turn on and off a microscope.

We pride ourselves in helping users of the LMCF obtain the highest quality data. More than using the microscopes, we feel it is critical to provide advice on experimental design, which type of microscopy is best suited to your needs, trouble shooting of sample preparation, and to help develop novel approaches and data analysis methods.

Provided with your core experience as needed:

  • Microscope-specific training
  • Knowledge and experience about microscopy and fluorescence
  • Instruction on sample preparation and experimental design
  • Advice on image processing and image analysis