Cell and Molecular Imaging Center

Cool Big PictureThe CMIC was established in 2003 through a Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions (RIMI) Program grant from the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD), NIH. This center provides state of the art equipment and training for many aspects of contemporary biological light microscopy and cellular imaging. This includes confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, deconvolution, calcium ratio imaging, time-lapse photography, morphometric image analysis and more.You can learn more about our capabilities in our instruments section.

Located on the 1st floor of Hensill Hall, the CMIC is open to everyone at SFSU. However, prospective users must be trained and authorized by our staff prior to using the instruments. Please contact the CMIC for training on a specific instrument.


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This IOM is from Gustavo Gomez in the Denetclaw lab.

A living transverse section through the trunk of a HH stage 17 chick. Dermomyotome cells were transfected with a farnesylated-GFP plasmid at HH 14, 24 hours earlier, and counterstained with the cell membrane dye, FM 4-64 (purple) as a counterstain.

1. The GFP-positive filopodia are derived from GFP-positive cells of the dermomyotome. 2. The image shows branching of filopodia at the dermomyotome. 3. There are cells depositing from the dermomyotome into the myotome.

Check out the gallery of past IOMs.


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Last modified 4/10/08.