Imaging

Molecular Imaging Core Facility

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  • MicroCT Small Animal/rodent scanner
  • MicroPET R4 Small Animal/Rodent Scanner
  • 9.4T/31 cm MRI small to medium size animal scanner
  • Maestro Fluorescence Imaging System
  • Biospace bioluminescence/fluorescence optical imaging
  • Perkin Elmer fluorescent molecular tomography (FMT) optical imaging
  • Director:
  • Chin K. Ng, Ph.D., 502-852-6244 or 5875, Email
  • Contact:
  • Chin K. Ng, Ph.D., 502-852-6244 or 5875, Email
  • Location:
  • Lower level, CTR Building, 505 S. Hancock St., Louisville, KY

Imaging and Physiology Core at the Diabetes and Obesity Center

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ULTRASOUND IMAGING

VisualSonics Vevo 770 High Resolution in vivo Imaging System

  • A non-invasive ultrasound-based method for viewing extremely small physiological structures in mice.
  • Images living tissue and blood flow with a spatial resolution down to 30 microns, the highest resolution available in real-time today
  • Director:
  • Steven Jones, Ph.D. 502-852-2460, Email
  • Contact:
  • Steven Jones, Ph.D. 502-852-2460, Email
  • Location:

Left Ventricular Catheterization System

  • ARIA-1 single-segment pressure-volume(P-V) conductance system (Millar Instruments, Houston, TX).
  • Simultaneously and continuously measures high-fidelity left ventricular pressure and volume in the intact beating hearts of small animals such as mice.
  • Director:
  • Steven Jones, Ph.D., 502-852-2460, Email
  • Contact:
  • Steven Jones, Ph.D., 502-852-2460, Email
  • Location:

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • Olympus FV500 (Four channels: 405nm, 488nm, 543nm, and 633nm)
  • Location:
  • A-Building, Room 604, 390 Abraham-Flexner Way, Louisville, KY
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Imaging and Physiology Core at the Diabetes and Obesity Center

Nikon A1 laser scanning confocal microscope

  • System is mounted on a customized, inverted, fully electronic, TE-2000E2 microscope body.
  • Offers unparalleled spatial resolution in the x, y, and z planes.
  • There are four excitation lines of 405, 488, 561, and 640nm, which are driven by four (4), independent solid-state lasers (superior stability and longevity) mounted on an acousto-optic tuning filter (AOTF)-integrated laser launch.
  • Director:
  • Steven Jones, Ph.D., 502-852-2460, Email
  • Contact:
  • Steven Jones, Ph.D., 502-852-2460, Email
  • Location:
  • Baxter II, Room 329, 580 S. Preston St

Huson Nanotechnology Core Facility

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    The Huson Nanotechnology Core facility (HNCF) houses a complete suite of Scanning Electron Microscopes and Atomic Force Microscopes for both imaging and creating novel nano-scale structures. The Facility (1200 sq. ft.) contains extensive nano- imaging, manipulation and probing equipment, together with specialized nanofabrication equipment.

  • Zeiss Supra 35, Zeiss EVO Extreme Variable Pressure (3000 Pa)
  • Capabilities for handling biological samples
  • Veeco M5 and Veeco CP Atomic Force Microscopes
  • Veeco Nanoman II with most options including conductive AFM, nanoindentation
  • Asylum MF3D AFM w/ 3D haptic controller and liquid cell
  • Contact:
  • Julia Aebersold, Ph.D., MNTC Manager, 502-852-1572, Email
  • Location:
  • Room no. 106 - Shumaker Research Building on Belknap Campus

Huson Nanotechnology Core Facility

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    The Huson Nanotechnology Core facility (HNCF) houses a complete suite of Scanning Electron Microscopes and Atomic Force Microscopes for both imaging and creating novel nano-scale structures. The Facility (1200 sq. ft.) contains extensive nano- imaging, manipulation and probing equipment, together with specialized nanofabrication equipment.

  • Zeiss Supra 35, Zeiss EVO Extreme Variable Pressure (3000 Pa)
  • Capabilities for handling biological samples
  • Asylum MF3D AFM w/ 3D haptic controller and liquid cell
  • Contact:
  • Julia Aebersold, Ph.D., MNTC Manager, 502-852-1572, Email
  • Location:
  • Room no. 106 - Shumaker Research Building on Belknap Campus

Cardiovascular Innovation Institute

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  • Olympus FV1000-MPE Confocal/Multiphoton microscope
  • Director:
  • Jay Hoying, Ph.D.
  • Contact:
  • Jay Hoying, PhD, 852-5173, Cell: 502-333-4466, Email
  • Location:
  • 302 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, KY

Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology

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  • Nikon E800 Eclipse
  • Director:
  • Robin Krimm, 502-852-3059, Email
  • Contact:
  • Robin Krimm, 502-852-3059, Email
  • Location:
  • Room 1008, Health Sciences Center, Building A, Louisville, KY