Microscopy core facilities - COVID-19 status

Title Building COVID-19 updates
Arizona LaserChron SEM Facility (Geosciences) Gould-Simpson [77]

09-01-2021, We are currently operating with our own employees and also open for unassisted usage by trained users. Users must wear masks and wipe down all surfaces and contact areas. For training or assisted usage, please contact Zach Michels (zacharymichels@arizona.edu).

Biomedical Imaging Core (COM-PHX) Arizona Biomedical Collaborative (ABC, Phoenix) [3001]

08-27-2021, The core is open for unassisted usage by trained users. Users are asked wear masks and to wipe down all contact areas prior to and following use of instruments with cleaning reagents provided. For training or assisted usage please contact Kurt Gustin (kgustin@email.arizona.edu)

Functional Genomics Core (RII Cores) Keating BioResearch Building [240]

06-24-2020 [reviewed 10-05-2020], Functional Genomics Core is currently open with some restrictions. Face masks are required in the lab (and building) at all times. Microscope usage should be done with as much social distancing as possible. Disinfection supplies are available and users are asked to disinfect the instruments and surrounding surfaces before and after use.

Imaging Cores - Life Sciences North (RII Cores) Life Sciences North [221]

08-12-2021 - Imaging Core - LSN continues to be open to previously trained users. New user training is available, but users can only be trained one at a time due to the small size of our microtomy/microscope rooms where it is not possible to adequately maintain social distance. The core facility is considered an “instructional space”, so face masks are required at all times, this includes when interacting with others, during training, or any other staff supported activities in the core. For those planning for future experiments, writing grants or publications, we are available to support you. Please remember to acknowledge the core in your publications, we can supply appropriate verbiage. If you have questions, please reach out to Paula Tonino (Biological EM) or Doug Cromey (Optical microscopy)

Imaging Cores - Marley (RII Cores) Marley Building [107]

08-12-2021 – Imaging Core – Marley is open to previously trained users. New user training is available, but users can only be trained one at a time due to the small size of our microscope rooms. Microscope rooms are considered “instructional spaces”, so masks are required during training and/or any other staff supported activities. For those planning for future experiments, writing grants or publications, we are available to support you. Please remember to acknowledge the core in your publications. If you have questions, please reach out to Patty Jansma (pjansma@email.arizona.edu).

Kuiper Materials Imaging and Characterization Facility Kuiper Space Sciences [92]

08-17-2021, The Kuiper Materials Imaging and Characterization Facility is currently open for new users and trained users with face mask restrictions. Please contact Ken, Zoe, or Jerry for details.

Laboratory in Tissue Spectroscopy and Bio-Signatures (BME) Keating BioResearch Building [240]
MCB Imaging facility Life Sciences South [106]

04-16-2020, The Deltavision in LSS remains open only to existing users whose labs have received essential research waivers; no new users will be trained/allowed on the scope at this time. Only one user will be allowed in the microscope room at a time, and we strongly recommend that users wear gloves to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission (gloves should be removed by the user from the room). Regular sterilization of high-contact surfaces on the microscope will be maintained going forward. If you have questions, please e-mail rbuchan@email.arizona.edu

Research Microscopy Core Service (College of Medicine) Medical Research Building [241]

04-16-2020, The DeltaVision RT Deconvolution Fluorescence Microscope is currently available to trained users with a waiver for "essential research", however training sessions for new users has been suspended. Access to the MRB will require an authorized CatCard and a PIN. Prior to use, please contact Chris Pappas for current protocols and disinfection procedures.

SEM Facility (Geosciences) Gould-Simpson [77]

06-24-2020 [reviewed 10-05-2020], The Geosciences SEM facility is open to existing trained users. No new user training is taking place at this time. Please contact Isabel Barton (fay1@email.arizona.edu) with inquiries.

The Michael J. Drake Electron Microprobe Laboratory (LPL, Planetary Sciences) Kuiper Space Sciences [92]

06-24-2020, The Kuiper Materials Imaging and Characterization Facility is currently open with restrictions. The only assisted use available is with sample drop off. There are no sit-in sessions. Please contact Ken or Jerry for details. Unassisted users can continue to use instrumentation individually.

Tissue Acquisition and Cellular/Molecular Analysis Shared Resource (UACC) Leon Levy Cancer Center [222]

10-05-2020 (Phase III), The UACC TACMASR Leica SP5-II confocal microscope is open to previously trained users with an approved restarting research checklist. New user training is available for the Leica SP5-II as well as the recently installed (July 2020) Nikon spinning disk confocal. For those planning for future experiments, writing grants or publications, we are available to support you. Please remember to acknowledge the core in your publications. If you have questions, please reach out to Sara Parker.

W.M. Keck Center for Surface and Interface Imaging (Chem & Biochem) Chemical Sciences [44]

08-30-2021, All services are available with modifications and face coverings/masks are required. Contact Brooke Massani for more information.