The Microscopy Shared Resource strives to provide reliable and affordable access to point scanning confocal microscopy, conventional bright field and fluorescence light microscopy, and image analysis resources. The facility provides individual and group training for operation of the light microscopes. Training is intended to provide an understanding of the basic light microscopy and digital imaging principles involved. Training for our microscope use and imaging consultation is open to all members of Dartmouth College, Geisel School of Medicine, DHMC, and outside users.
The Facility Manager provides free personalized training for operation of all microscopes and software in the facility. A two-hour introduction to digital imaging, confocal and two-photon microscopy is offered 5-6 times a year. Additional hands-on confocal training is provided as part of our program to qualify users for independent use and 24/7 access to the Zeiss LSM510 confocal microscope. Troubleshooting of problems or alignment issues on investigator microscopes is also available at no charge.
The Facility Manager is available to work with investigators using the microscopes at an additional hourly cost. Please contact Ken Orndorff-Facility Manager to consult prior to performing specimen labeling and mounting.
Consultation and advice for specimen preparation and fluorophore choice is available on request.
Only fully trained and authorized users will be able to see confocal schedule. All microscopes accessed 24/7 for trained users. Contact for fee schedule: Kenneth.A.Orndorff@Dartmouth.edu