Science Core Facility
Confocal Microscopy of Fruit Fly Embryogenesis
Visualization of PRL-1, a protein involved in metastasis, during Drosophila embryogenesis. These images were obtained on our Nikon D-Eclipse C1 Confocal Microscope and taken by Krystle Pagarigan who graduated in 2011. After graduation Krystle worked as a research technician here at Puget Sound and at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.More Information
Scanning Electron Microscopy of Pure Ice
Micrograph of a roughened prismatic facet of pure water ice obtained by variable-pressure scanning electron microscopy. The horizontal corrugations, called "trans-prismatic strands", are characteristic of the prismatic facet, and are thought to be pyramidal microfacets. Roughened pyramidal facets are seen at the bottom of this micrograph. This image was obtained on our Hitachi S3400N SEM and taken by Mitch Benning, a senior in the Chemistry Department.More Information
Transmission Electron Microscopy of Algae
Sample of Chlamydomonas monoica (algae) exposed to UV and visible light to observe changes in cell structure and how that plays a roll in cell survival. This image was obtained on our Zeiss CEM 902 Transmission Electron Microscope by Michael Tieu, a senior in the Biology Department.More Information
Welcome to the Science Core Facility!
We are located in the Science Center, Harned Hall, which opened in May 2006. We are also home to the Weatherwax Electron Microscopy Suite. The Science Core Facility provides outstanding facilities and equipment for both teaching and research for the entire campus.
Our resources include:
- Hitachi S3400N Variable Pressure Scanning Electron Microscope
- Zeiss CEM 902 Transmission Electron Microscope
- Nikon D-Eclipse C1 Confocal microscope
- AmScope SM-4B Stereo Zoom Micscope
- Nikon Microphot FX
- Dupont Sorvall MT 5000 Ultramicrotome
- Leica Ultracut UCT
- Spencer 820 Microtome for RNA work only
- BioRad CFX96 Real-Time PCR Detection System
- GenePix 4100A Microarray Scanner
- COMMING SOON! LI-COR Odyssey Fc Dual Mode Imaging System
For more information on some of our instruments please see our Equipment page.