Leica Center of Excellence at UCLA
The California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) is a hub of interdisciplinary research, translation, and education, where scientists from diverse fields find common purpose in addressing challenges of the 21st century. With locations at the University of California’s Los Angeles and Santa Barbara campuses, the CNSI drives collaborative research across disciplines, translates discoveries into knowledge-driven commercial enterprises, and educates the next generation of scientists and engineers. The Institute leverages an unprecedented public-private partnership to provide students and entrepreneurs with an infrastructure and progressive training that foster innovation to sustain California’s economic competitiveness in the global marketplace.
The Advanced Light Microscopy/Spectroscopy laboratory at CNSI provides a collection of high-end, customized instruments for fluorescence imaging including confocal microscopes and small-animal pre-clinical imagers to perform fluorescence-based imaging and measurements at various spatial (nm to cm), temporal (ns to days) and spectral (UV-