Imaging Cores - Optical (RII Cores)

COVID-19 updates: 

08-12-2021 – Imaging Core – Optical 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. Masks are required in the facility (per UA policy). 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 ( or Doug Cromey (

(520) 621-5097
Marley Building [107]
Life Sciences North [221]
Room #: 
Marley 101
Facility contact person: 
Does this facility accept non-UA users?: 

The RII Imaging Cores - Optical facility is a scientific core facility with two locations (Marley, Life Sciences North) dedicated to the acquisition of images for research, industrial and clinical applications. We offer multi-user access to high quality state-of-the-art technologies and cost effective analytical services.

The Marley location features an inverted point scanning confocal microscope, an upright confocal/multiphoton microscope with superresolution capabilities, a fluorescence stereo microscope and a research quality microwave. The manager for this location is Patty Jansma.

The Life Sciences North location features a dedicated superresolution fluoresence microscope (structured illumination, SIM), an inverted multifunction widefield microscope (color brightfield, polarized light, fluorescence), and an image analysis workstation. The manager for this location is Doug Cromey.

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