Nikon Live Cell Confocal Imaging System

Nikon Live Cell Confocal Imaging System

Confocal and Widefield imaging of fluorescently labeled specimens using a Nikon Ti-E inverted microscope with a Yokagawa Spinning Disc for confocal imaging and a Sutter DG4 for widefield imaging.



  • 405 nm for Dapi, Hoechst, CFP etc.
  • 488 nm for FITC, Alexa Fluor 488, GFP etc.
  • 561 nm for rhodamine, Texas red, mRFP1, Alexa Fluor 546, 555, 568, 594 etc.
  • 640 nm for Cy5 etc.


Nikon Ti-E confocal microscope, with the following objectives

  •  Plan Apochromat Lambda 10x Objective Lens, N.A. 0.45, W.D. 4.0mm       
  • Plan Apochromat Lambda 20x Objective Lens, N.A. 0.75, W.D. 1.0mm
  • Super Plan Fluor ELWD 20x Objective Lens, N.A. 0.45, W.D. 6.9-8.2mm
  •  Apochromat Lambda S 40x Water Immersion Objective Lens, N.A. 1.25, W.D. 0.16-0.2mm
  • Super Fluor 40x Oil Immersion Objective Lens, N.A. 1.3, W.D. 0.22mm
  • Super Plan Fluor ELWD 40x Objective Lens, N.A. 0.6, W.D. 2.8-3.6mm
  • Plan Apochromat Lambda 60x Oil Immersion Objective Lens, N.A. 1.4, W.D. 0.13mm

System Resources 

  • Imaging of most standard fluorophores, in either single-photon or multi-photon modes.
  • Simultaneous fluorescent and DIC imaging of most samples
  • Heated, motorized stage for live cell imaging.

o    Real time measurements of cell migration, calcium transients

Fee Schedule

  • Unassisted rate:  $25/hr
  • Assisted rate: $50/ hr
  • Maximum per session: $100 unassisted, $200 assisted
  • Sessions longer than 4 hrs need prior approval

Training: 3 hours, free, plus one hour free developmental with users? specimens.