Gruss Lipper Biophotonics Center

About Us

Members of the GLBC have diverse expertise and share a common vision: to develop novel microscopy techniques, reagents and methods that help answer fundamental biological questions and lead to better diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. The center is comprised of three closely collaborating entities: individual research groups led by independent primary investigators, the Innovation Laboratory and the Analytical Imaging Facility.

Primary Investigators

Projects led by investigators within the center range from characterizing the dynamics of single molecules within living cells, to the development of new fluorescent proteins and biosensors, to the study of cancer progression within whole animals.

The AIF is an equipment resource for trained microscopists and offers a completely assisted technical support service for infrequent users. The facility offers advanced optical and electron microcopy services (including sample preparation) on a fee-for-service basis to the center, as well as to biomedical scientists with all levels of expertise at both Einstein and other research institutions. The AIF also makes technologies developed in the IL available to the research community.

The Innovation Laboratory (IL)

The IL is located in state-of-the-art, environmentally controlled laboratories in the Forchheimer Medical Science Building, the Golding Building and the Price Center for Genetic and Translational Medicine/Block Research Pavilion. The IL is staffed with engineers and physicists who develop novel software and instrumentation to address the needs of individual investigators' research. Recent development projects in the IL include a two-laser, multiphoton microscope, a multiphoton FCS microscope, a high-speed single molecule detection microscope and a fast switching, multichannel TIRF microscope.

The Analytical Imaging Facility (AIF)

The AIF is an equipment resource for trained microscopists and offers a completely assisted technical support service for infrequent users. The facility offers advanced optical and electron microcopy services (including sample preparation) on a fee-for-service basis to the center, as well as to biomedical scientists with all levels of expertise at both Einstein and other research institutions. The AIF also makes technologies developed in the IL available to the research community.

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