There are three core laboratories on campus that offer expertise, instruction, and instrumentation in optical microscopy for research.
The Biological Imaging Facility is a core microscope imaging lab at the University of California, Berkeley.
The BIF specializes in Widefield, Confocal, Deconvolution, Spinning Disk, and Super-Resolution fluorescence microscopy
(SIM, PALM, TIRF).
This is an image of brown adipose tissue from mouse. The tissue was fixed in Bouin Dubosco fixative (formaldehyde, ethanol, and picric acid), embedded in paraffin, sectioned at 10µm, and stained in H&E. The tissue was processed during the Workshop in Microtechnique offered by the Biological Imaging Facility.
Image contributed by Nina Fox and Angelica Zabronsky, students in Microtechnique 2020.