College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Department of Veterinary Medicine


The imaging core provides users the opportunity image live, fixed, unlabeled, or fluorescently labeled samples using one of several available microscopes.



IVIS LuminaXR offers the most sensitive and flexible small animal optical imaging system in both bioluminescence, fluorescence and now X-ray. Precise optical and X-ray overlay brings your optical signal into anatomical context. Caliper Life Science’s Living Image software automates all controls and settings required for seamless image acquisition and processing. The IVIS Lumina XR is calibrated to NIST standards assuring you consistent and reproducible results independent of magnification or filter selection from one instrument.




Our Zeiss LSM 510 Confocal Microscope system has excitation laser lines at 405,458, 477, 488, 514, 561, and 633nm and has four separate detections channels. It is capable of detecting many standard fluorophores, including CFP, fluorescein, GFP, rhodamine, Texas Red, RFP, CY5, and several of the AlexaFluor dyes. Suitable applications include imaging of single, 3-D image analysis, colocalization studies, immunofluorescence, and time series. The Zeiss LSM software is available for image analysis and processing.




Fluorescence microscope (Axiovert 200M) with standard rhodamine and fluorescein filters.


Imaging core rates apply to all trained, eligible users and is current for the academic year. The rates are adjusted each year.

Users within the Department of VetMed: $10.50/hour

On-campus users not affiliated with the department: $16.00/hour

Users not affiliated with the campus: $32.00/hour

For more information, please visit the Carl Zeiss website.

Luminex MAGPIX instrument

R&D Systems offers three bead-based multiplex immunoassay formats utilizing Luminex xMAP® microparticle technology allowing users to better tailor assay selection to their individual research needs.

MAGPIX is the simplest, most affordable, and most portable of Luminex’s  xMAP instrument. Examining multiple factors simultaneously in a single sample volume, also known as multiplexing up to 50 analytes, can provide numerous benefits to the user. Multiplexing allows the user to maximize data collection from a small sample volume. : Examining multiple factors at one time removes a layer of variability from data, as the sample is processed only once and multiple data points are derived from a single manipulation. Allowing users to collect multiple data points while minimizing sample preparation and processing saves time and generates high volumes of data.

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