BME Core Facilities

Kelley Hines
Manager of Core and Laboratory Infrastructure
(352) 273-7231



Momentum MPI (Magnetic particle imaging)
Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is a new imaging modality that directly detects iron oxide nanoparticle tracers. It is used measure the 3-D location and concentration of these nanoparticles.  Because the tracer is not normally found in the body, MPI images have exceptional contrast and high sensitivity.

Perkin-Elmer IVIS Spectrum
The IVIS® Spectrum in vivo imaging system combines 2D optical and 3D optical tomography in one device. The system uses optical technology for imaging research and development of non-invasive monitoring of disease progression, cell trafficking and gene expression patterns in living animals.

BD FACS Celesta
Flow cytometry is a technique used to detect and measure physical and chemical characteristics of a population of cells or particles. With the BD FACSCelesta flow cytometer there are four configurations with 8 laser combinations to read fluorescence.

Zeiss LSM 880 Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope
ZEISS LSM 880 with Airyscan is a laser scanning confocal microscope Airyscan feature added. This allows you to choose from increased resolution, increased signal to noise, increased acquisition speed, or any combination of the three. Confocal microscopy provides multiple two-dimensional images at different depths which allows for three-dimensional reconstruction of a sample structure.

Zeiss LSM 710 Confocal Laser Microscope
Confocal microscope which provides multiple two-dimensional images at different depths which allows for three-dimensional reconstruction of a sample structure.

A tool used to cut very thin slices of material, known as “sections”. These sections are used to prepare desired thickness of samples for light microscopy and even electron microscopy observation.

Tissue Embedding Center
A system which uses controlled temperatures to allow for a quick and precise paraffin wax embedding of tissue specimens.

Device used to maintain low cryogenic temperature of samples while being sliced into sections.

Li-Cor Odyssey CLx Imaging System 
Instrument analyzes and images up to 30 slides or 6 microplates at one time in digital format using multiplex fluorescence on two channels. This instrument is used for Western blots, protein and cell based assays, gel assays and tissue section imaging.

Ultra-speed Centrifuge
Centrifuge which will run up to 60,000 rpm to separate very small cellular organelles.

High-speed Centrifuge
Centrifuge with speeds up to 22,000 rpm

Instrument which uses force application and capacity depth measurement to measure the elastic and plastic properties of materials on the nanometer scale.

Zeiss Axio Observer Microscope
Inverted fluorescence and bright field microscope with LED illumination for gentle imaging of living and fixed specimens.