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Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center

Cell and Molecular Imaging (CMI) Core

Director, CMI Core: Dr. Kostantin Dobrenis
Associate Director, CMI Core: Dr. David Hall

The goal of the Cell and Molecular Imaging (CMI) Core is to provide RFK IDDRC investigators with a comprehensive package of expert guidance, training and assistance in all types of optical, electron and related microscopy techniques and image processing, together with access to costly state-of-the-art equipment.

Objectives

  1. To provide consultation on experimental approaches and design
  2. To provide training and assistance with specimen preparation and data acquisition
  3. To provide training and assistance with data analysis
  4. To provide top-quality and readily accessible graphics services

Resources/Services

  • Optical Imaging Facility
  • Electron Microscopy Facility
  • Laser Capture and Microdissection Facility
  • Image Analysis and Graphics Facility

Fees

Type of Service Non-Discounted Rate Discounted Rate*
Optical Microscopy: 
Olympus confocal
Zeiss confocal
Two-photon microscope
Neurolucida/Stereo Investigator
Olympus MTS automated widefield
Other widefield microscopes
Training  Assisted  Unassisted 
$80/hr $110/hr $40/hr
$80/hr $110/hr $40/hr
$80/hr $110/hr $55/hr
$80/hr $110/hr $15/hr
$80/hr $110/hr $33/hr
$80/hr $110/hr $33/hr
Training  Assisted  Unassisted 
$60/hr $90/hr $32/hr
$60/hr $100/hr $35/hr
$60/hr $20/hr $10/hr
$75/hr $75/hr $12/hr
$60/hr $50/hr $25/hr
$60/hr $30/hr $22/hr
Electron Microscopy: 
Embedding
Thin sectioning
EM microscope
Tomography
Training  Assisted  Unassisted 
$60/hr $60/hr No charge
$70/hr $70/hr No charge
$125/hr $125/hr $85/hr
- $125/hr -
Training  Assisted  Unassisted 
$45/hr $45/hr No charge
$55/hr $55/hr No charge
$90/hr $90/hr $55/hr
- $70/hr -
Image Analysis and Graphics: 
Image processing and analysis
Graphic design, custom programming/macro and scripting
Poster printing
Training  Assisted  Unassisted 
$80/hr $110/hr $22/hr
- $110/hr -
- $9/sq. ft -
Training  Assisted  Unassisted 
$75/hr $75/hr No charge
- $75/hr -
- $7/sq. ft -
Other Services: 
Laser Microdissection
Flexstation fluorescent plate reader
Helios Gene Gun
Training  Assisted  Unassisted 
$110/hr $110/hr $50/hr
$60/hr $60/hr $40/hr
$120/hr $120/hr $400/gene
Training  Assisted  Unassisted 
$55/hr $55/hr $30/hr
$50/hr $50/hr $30/hr
$100/hr $100/hr $300/gene

*Applies to Neuroscience Department or IDDRC Members

Cell and Molecular Imaging (CMI) Core:

Allows for sophisticated state-of-the-art imaging of fixed and live cells; Shared Facilities 

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