Multiphoton Microscope Core Facility

The Multiphoton Microscope Core provides BU (and external) investigators with the use of a Zeiss LSM 710 NLO microscope system equipped with 6 visible laser lines (458nm, 488nm, 514nm, 561nm, 594nm, 633nm), a 405nm solid state laser as well as a tunable femtosecond IR pulse laser for multiphoton excitation (Coherent Chameleon Vision–S).

BU User Rates
External User Rates
$38/hour unassisted
$75/hour assisted
$75/hour training
$75/hour unassisted
$129/hour assisted
$129/hour training

Training Matrix:

Training Module Description Duration/hours
A Basic multichannel confocal and Z-stacks 3
B Tile scanning (+1 hr for multiposition scanning) 3
C Lambda scanning and linear unmixing 3
D Bleaching 2
E Multiphoton 3
F Time series (slices or cell cultures) 6
G Scale (cleared tissue imaging) 3
H In vivo imaging 6

Modality Examples: Required minimum training modules
Multiphoton A, E
Lambda scanning A, C
Tile scanning A, B
Slice imaging A, B, E, F
In vivo A, B, E, F, G

Please use the Cores Equipment Scheduler (CES) for scheduling, pricing and appointment information. For new users click here.

For more information about the Multiphoton Microscope Core Facility please contact Core Director Vickery Trinkaus-Randall, PhD.


Vickery Trinkaus-Randall, PhD
Core Director
(617) 358-1235 |

Location and Availability

BUSM Housman Medical Research Center
72 E. Concord Street, R Building R-815
Boston, MA 02118

Hours of Operation: 24/7
Technician: available by appointment