DERC Microscopy Core

micro core

Core Manager: Larry Ackerman

larry.ackerman@ucsf.edu
415 999-4758 

The DERC Microscopy Core consolidates, enhances and disseminates Diabetes Center resources and expertise in tissue and cell imaging technologies. Confocal fluorescence, widefield fluorescence, high throughput fluorescence and brightfield microscopes are available directly within the DERC Microscopy Core.  Image quantification and analysis is performed at dedicated workstations. Please see SERVICES for more details about any component of the DERC Microscopy Core.

Research laboratories are provided with ready access to (see SCHEDULE USE ), and training (see TRAINING) in the proper use of the equipment. The Core distributes the costs of maintaining sophisticated equipment across its many users through a recharge system (see RATES). If available, Core personnel also may directly perform studies on a fee-basis. The Core, in collaboration with similar Core facilities on campus (see LINKS), also helps to identify emerging technologies that will enhance multiple research programs and coordinates the acquisition and maintenance of those facilities. FEEDBACK on available or missing services is always appreciated.

Image of developing (e10.5) mouse pancreas stained with the early pancreas marker (Pdx1, green) differentiating from the early marker of both endoderm and pancreas (Rfx6, red). Image provided courtesy of the laboratory of DERC Investigator, M. German.

CENTER MEMBERS ARE REMINDED TO ACKNOWLEDGE DERC CENTER GRANT (P30 DK063720) CONTRIBUTIONS WITH ‘THIS RESEARCH WAS SUPPORTED BY GRANTS X, Y FROM NIH P30 DK063720'.

 
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