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The mission of the Microscopy Core Facility (MCF) is to support the research and clinical communities by providing imaging services, training, and access to a wide range of microscopes. Our equipment provides the capability for examining and evaluating biological specimens at magnifications ranging from macroscopic to ultrastructural levels. Free consulting is available to help faculty and students learn how microscopy can be used to gather detailed information about the structure, function, and phenotype of cells and tissues. We also offer technical advice to optimize the collection, analysis, and presentation of visual data.
The Microscopy Core Facility (MCF) is located in the James H. Quillen College of Medicine on the VA campus of East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN. We offer the use of a Philips Tecnai 10 electron microscope, a new Leica TCS SP8 single point scanning confocal microscope, an Olympus SZ61 TR stereomicroscope, and a stand-alone Alienware image analysis workstation, all housed in Building 119, and a Leica MZ16 FA fluorescence stereomicroscope located in Building 178.