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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-NIR) ranges for the study of macromolecules, cellular dynamics and biomaterials with nanometer-accuracy.

"The Leica CoE provides CNSI with the cutting-edge technology needed to advance our research in biophotonics and its application to the imaging of tissues, cells, subcellular structures and biological molecules." -Laurent A. Bentolila, PhD

2nd image: STED HeLa Cells. Two-color STED nanoscopy on a HeLa Cell monolayer grown on a coverslip: green is alpha-tubulin labelled with Chromeo 594 and red is Histone K4me3 labelled with Atto 647N. Courtesy of Laurent A. Bentolila, UCLA, United States.

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Website: https://cnsi.ucla.edu/facilities/technology-centers/alms/

Leica News: UCLA and Leica establish center of excellence in microscopy at CNSI

Areas of Application: Cell biology • Human cell culture • Organelles • Cytoskeleton • Tubulin network • Nucleus • Chromatin • Super-resolution • STED • Nanoscopy

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