Contact Information

Primary Contact

Sandeep Pallikkuth
Core Head


9000 Rockville Pike
Building 37, Room 2033B
Bethesda, MD 20892


LCMB Microscopy Core offers live cell imaging technologies as well as standard confocal systems for immunofluorescence. Our confocal instruments are a Leica SP8 LSCM and a spinning disk confocal microscope. A Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence (TIRF) microscope is also available and Single Molecule Localization Microscopy can be performed on this system.

Established Technologies

  • Live cell imaging
  • Equipment includes a Leica SP8 laser scanning confocal microscope with Falcon-FLIM, a Nikon spinning disk confocal microscope, and a Nikon epifluorescence/TIRF microscope. We also have 3 imaging data processing stations.

Developing Technologies

  • We are developing protocols for madSTORM for use on our TIRF instrument.

User Guidelines

Facility staff provide training on all the instruments for members of LCMB. We also provide training for outside users who need to use the spinning disk confocal microscope or the Nikon TIRF instrument. We do not provide any training for any Zeiss laser scanning confocal microscope, although we do allow experienced outside users access to our instruments. Only LCMB members can use the instruments at times when the Facility staff are not present (i.e., evenings and weekends).