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Welcome to the Center for Advanced Light Microscopy and Nanoscopy

The CCMR is now the CALMN! 

CCMR is transitioning to a new name to reflect our recent changes and expansion.  You will slowly begin to see changes in signage and on our website.

The URMC Center for Advanced Light Microscopy and Nanoscopy (CALMN) provides UR researchers the ability to obtain high quality imaging data using state-of-the-art microscopy instruments. The Resource also aims to be an the information hub for UR resources centering around histological processing, imaging, and image processing and to serve as a conduit for communication between researchers on campus.


The URMC Center for Advanced Light Microscopy and Nanoscopy (CALMN) provides UR Medical Center and UR River Campus researchers access to high-end confocal microscopy, laser capture microdissection, as well as more conventional brightfield and immunofluorescence microscopy. The CALMN 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 CALMN provides UR researchers the ability and expertise to obtain high quality imaging-based data from tissue, culture, and materials-based research studies.

Core instrumentation includes: an Abberior STED microscope,A Nikon A1R HD with TIRF, an Olympus FV1000 laser scanning confocal microscope, a Zeiss PALM MicroBeam Laser Capture Microdissection Microscope also used for brightfield and color imaging (H&E), and an image analysis workstation.

The CALMN is housed in the 4.7500 area of the medical center.