UTHealth Center for Advanced Microscopy

Overview of Services

The Center for Advanced Microscopy and Nikon Center of Excellence at UTHealth provides state-of-the-art imaging capabilities as well as expertise to those within UT Health and the Texas Medical Center who have a need for cutting-edge imaging technology. The instruments housed in the Center, as well as the expert individuals who stand ready to provide training, are available to provide access to vital imaging systems for the purpose of molecular, cellular, tissue, and whole animal imaging.

Leadership

Olga Chumakova, Ph.D. | Core Manager

Travis Moore, Ph.D. | Core Director

Lisa Byrd | Sr. Administrative Coordinator

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday        

8am - 5pm 

6431 Fannin Street, Rm 4.532

Houston, Texas 77030

Services and Equipment Available for Reservation

To schedule time on a piece of equipment please proceed to the Schedule Equipment tab.

 

  • Nikon N-STORM + TIRF: Super-resolution stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (STORM) with total internal reflection fluorescence, and super-resolution stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (STORM)
  • Nikon N-SIM: super-resolution structured illumination capable of imaging in 2D, 3D, and TIRF-SIM
  • Nikon A1R Confocal Laser Microscope System:  confocal microscope with resonant and spectral detectors 
  • Nikon A1 Confocal Laser Microscope System + PicoQuant: confocal microscope with an additional platform for assessing fluorescence lifetime
  • IVIS Lumina XR: live whole animal imaging of longitudinal fluorescence, bioluminescence, and X-ray in vivo and ex vivo
  • Lambert Fluorescence Lifetime and Nikon Calcium Rig Microscopy System: fluorescence lifetime and  imaging of small molecules in living cells
  • IMM-AX R Confocal Laser Microscope System: new generation confocal microscope with resonant and spectral detectors 
  • Data Processing Computers: contains NIS-Elements AR, LI-FLIM, Living Image, MetaMorph, SlideBook, SoftMaxPro, AutoQuant  

Links and Resources

  1. https://med.uth.edu/ibp/center-advanced-microscopy/center-for-advanced-microscopy-equipment/
  2. Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology
  3. Nikon Microscopy U
  4. Aldehyde-based Fixatives
  5. Molecular Probes (Invitrogen) Fluorescent Spectra Viewer
  6. https://imagej.nih.gov/ij/download.html
  7. Dirk Bucher's Confocal Guide
  8. Pierce (Thermo Fisher Scientific) Library of Technical Guides
  9. Quantifying Colocalization
  10. A Practical Guide to Evaluating Colocalization in Biological Microscopy
  11. ND Processing Tools
  12. Object Classifier 
  13. Binary Masks ROI
  14. Creating AVI Files
  15. Object Count
  16. Ratio Measurement
  17. Using Binary Layers
  18. Using References
  19. Using ROI

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Olga Chumakova, Ph.D.
Core Manager
 
713-500-7495
 
Olga.Chumakova@uth.tmc.edu
 
MSB 4.532
 
Travis Moore, Ph.D.
Core Director
 
713-500-6514
 
travis.i.moore@uth.tmc.edu
 
MSB 4.122
 
Lisa Byrd
Sr. Administrative Coordinator
 
713-500-7508
 
Lisa.Byrd@uth.tmc.edu
 
MSB 4.102