The Cellular and Molecular Neuroimaging Core combines state-of-the-art equipment and highly personalized service for microscopy-based studies of neural tissues. Technical support is provided to advise, train and assist Einstein investigators through all pertinent research aspects of neuroimaging, from experimental design to specimen preparation, data collection and analysis, and preparation of publication-quality figures. The staff welcomes investigators from all areas of biology and medicine interested in obtaining scientific expertise for structural analytical neuroscience studies.
- Tissue specimen preparation using equipment including microtome, vibratome and sliding-freezing microtome
- Neurolucida/StereoInvestigator microscope for 3D neurite tracing, cell counts and volume measurements
- Programmable multi-time, multi-sample automated wide-field imaging station for higher throughput studies
- Confocal microscopes including dual scanners, ultrafast imaging and spectral scanning for 5D capability
- Transmission electron microscopy with 14 bit digital image acquisition
- Laser microdissection and laser capture system of cells for high-resolution molecular and proteomic studies
- State-of-the-art image processing and analysis software for complex morphometric studies