The Microscopy Imaging Core is located in the Research Core Facility on the sixth floor of the Biomedical Research Institute. This is a shared user facility that provides access to advanced microscopes as well as the expertise of dedicated imaging specialists. The microscopes are open to all members at LSUHSC-Shreveport and outside users. We are happy to assist you with instrument training, experimental design, image acquisition, and image analysis. We encourage you to contact us prior to beginning a new project.
All users must be trained by the RCF staff before using the microscopes. For training request, please contact Dr. Chaowei Shang.
How to use a microscope in the core?
Consult and select a microscope ---> Schedule a training session when you are almost ready with your samples --->Training with on hand practice followed by a quiz---> Your first imaging session must be operated with the help of a core staff---> Your second imaging session must be scheduled during work hours just in case you need assistance---> You are free to image independently!
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