Welcome to the Confocal and Conventional Microscopy Core

Mission Statement

The URMC Confocal and Conventional Microscopy Core strives to provide UR researchers the ability to obtain high quality imaging data using state-of-the-art microscopy instruments. The Core also aims to be one of the information hubs for UR resources centering around histological processing, imaging, and image processing and to serve as a conduit for communication between imaging researchers on campus.


The Confocal and Conventional Microscopy Core provides UR Medical Center researchers access to high-end confocal microscopy as well as more conventional brightfield and immunofluorescence microscopy. The Core provides assistance with all imaging procedures as needed by the investigators. Aid in customizing staining protocols to optimize obtainment of high quality data using Core instruments is also provided. The CCMC provides Medical Center researchers the ability and expertise to obtain high quality imaging-based data from tissue, culture, and materials-based research studies.

Core instrumentation includes an Olympus FV1000 laser scanning confocal microscope, a Palmbeam Laser Capture Microdissection Microscope, an Olympus AH-2 microscope for brightfield and fluorescence imaging, and an imaging stand for large specimen imaging.

The CCMC Core is housed in the 4.7500 area of the medical center.

For further information, contact Paivi Jordan.

Contact Us

Paivi Jordan
Phone: (585) 275-1317


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