We serve the needs of laboratories across the campus and the local research community. We strive to promote interdisciplinary, collaborative research among local researchers.More About the Core
Resources & Services
We provide access to state-of-the-art light and electron microscopes, as well as software for 3D and 4D analysis. All instruments are wholly owned by the Core, providing stable resources to support long-term research efforts.
About the Core
We serve labs at UC San Diego, UC San Diego School of Medicine, as well as sister institutions and local companies. We offer access to well-maintained, high-end instrumentation and software that may not be available in individual laboratories.
The Core is:
- Open to all UC San Diego labs and surrounding institutions
- Supported by highly experienced staff
- Designated a Leica Center of Excellence
- #1 in supported publications among NINDS P30 Centers
News & Announcements
New Instrument available now!
Olympus VS200 Slide Scanner, scans up to 210 slides quickly and automatically at 4x or 20x magnification, scans small areas with 40x oil and deconvolution, and more! Contact Jennifer Santini for a demo or training session.
Share your images!
We'd love to see your beautiful images using our instrumentation! Send images with a brief description to Jennifer Santini — they might go on our website or be put on display in the core.
New York Times story
Read this New York Times article, "Scientists Are Just Beginning to Understand Mysterious DNA Circles Common in Cancer Cells" featuring research using instruments at the core!
All publications generated utilizing our resources must cite our grant: