Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Cell & Developmental Biology

Center for Advanced Microscopy and Nikon Imaging Center

At the heart of our research is cell imaging. Our use of state-of-the-art imaging instruments enable our study of biological processes at the whole animal, tissue, cellular, and subcellular levels.

Our facility's services include electron microscopy as well as light microscopy and both fluorescent and bioluminescent animal imaging. Our electron microscopy services include full service sample processing and imaging for transmission electron microscopy (TEM) as well as platinum replica electron microscopy, immunogold labeling and 3D tomography. Our light microscopy includes widefield fluorescence, spectral unmixing, confocal, super resolution (SIM and STORM), laser microdissection, multiphoton, and high content tissue cytometry. We also have an instrument set up for microinjection as well as live cell imaging chambers. We have several software packages for computerized image analysis, and digital image manipulation. Users have access to the state-of-the-art microscopes housed in the Nikon Imaging Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, one of nine Nikon Imaging Centers in the world.

Learn more about the center’s equipment and information on getting facility access via the website.


Contact

The Center for Advanced Microscopy and Nikon Imaging Center are located on the second floor of the Morton and Searle buildings.  See detailed location information.

Constadina (Dina) Arvanitis, PhD
Director of the Center for Advanced Microscopy
and Nikon Imaging Center
Morton 2-681
P: 312-503-7139
Peter Dluhy
Confocal Specialist
Morton 2-683
P: 312-503-3429
Yashema Hunter
Electron Microscopy Technician
Morton 2-672
312-503-4445
Farida Korobova, PhD
Electron Microscopy Specialist
Morton 2-683
P: 312-503-3429
David Kirchenbuchler, PhD
Data Analysis Specialist
Morton 2-683
312-503-3184
Wilson (Wensheng) Liu, MD
Senior Microscopist
Morton 2-683
P: 312-503-1577
Lennell Reynolds, Jr.
Electron Microscopist
Morton 2-672
P: 312-503-4445


2019 Gold Star Award

The Center for Advanced Microscopy and Nikon Imaging Center (CAM-NIC) is a recipient of the Office for Research Gold Star Award! CAM-NIC was honored at the Core Facilities Colloquium and Awards Luncheon on Friday, February 8, 2019.

The award is bestowed on facilities that have placed in the top 10% of Shared and Core Facilities four or more times.



Featured Images

We capture extraordinary images in the course of our work. Our featured images come from recent Department work. See larger versions and learn about the images and related research by selecting the images below.