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Microscopy Facilities
at the University of California, Berkeley

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

Past IOMs


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This image is a monolayer of cecum-derived epithelial cells infected with an enteric bacterial pathogen. Arrowheads point to actin tails of intracellular bacteria. The image taken on BIF’s LSM710 confocal microscope using a 40x/1.4NA objective. Actin (green), DNA (blue), LPS (magenta).

Image contributed by Patrick Mitchell and Justin Roncaioli of the Vance Lab

Tue, Nov 19, 2019