Microscopy and Imaging Facility

Located on the first floor of Langley Hall, the department's Microscopy and Imaging Facility is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for light, confocal, and electron microscopy; digital image and video manipulation; and large-format printing. The suite houses both scanning and transmission electron microscopes as well as a complete system for laser scanning confocal microscopy with 3D image reconstruction using a graphics workstation. This facility is staffed by a full-time microscopist, Mr. Tom Harper, to assist students and researchers with their projects and is located on the first floor of Langley Hall.

Leica confocalThe Leica TCS SP5 confocal and multi-photon microscope is a state-of-the-art laser scanning microscope that features broad band wavelength tuning of emission and detection wavelengths, as well as high scan speeds and multi-photon imaging.  The mciroscope is ideal for live specimens and deeper fluorescent imaging.

Olympus FluoviewThe Olympus FV1000 Fluoview laser scanning biological microscope is a highly evolved confocal platform that utilizes an array of stable and cool diode lasers, multiple channels of simultaneous dye imaging, and quality optics.  The microscope provides excellent resolution, high sensitivity and accurate quantification.






Tom Harper

Tom Harper

A101 Langley Hall

Phone: (412) 624-4448

Email: harper@pitt.edu