The MCC is open from 8 AM - 5 PM, Monday through Friday, and is closed on University holidays.
To Make An Appointment
Please check for instrument availability on the calendars listed below and call 882-4895 to make a reservation for the time and the instrument you wish to use.
Click on the name of the instrument to see the schedule:
- Confocal, Super-Resolution, and Light-Sheet Microscopes: Leica TCP SP8 STED and MP, Leica TCP SP8 with diode lasers and light-sheet, Leica SR GSD
- Widefield Microscopes: Zeiss Axiovert 200M, Leica DM5500B, Leica-Eppendorf microinjection system, Leica M205 FA stereoscope, Leica MZ FLIII stereoscope, Arcturus laser capture microdissection system
- Image processing software: MetaMorph, Huygens Professional deconvolution, AutoDeblur deconvolution, Imaris, Photoshop, Leica LAS X 3D measurement and analysis, Fiji
- Preparative Equipment: Vibratome, paraffin microtome, Ultramicrotome
Please take note of our cancellation policy:
Once an appointment is scheduled on behalf of a client, it is expected that the client utilize that time since it is difficult to resell previously booked time slots on short notice. In an effort to discourage short-notice cancellations, the Molecular Cytology Core operates by the following cancellation policy:
For blocks of time of 2 hours or less: All cancellations must be made 48 hrs prior to the appointment (weekends do not count as part of the 48 hrs).
For blocks of time of more than 2 hours: All cancellations must be made 5 business days (120 hrs) in advance.
In the event that a client does not adhere to this policy: Failure to cancel on time or to use scheduled time will result in the PI being billed for any unused time.
We always try to schedule other clients into cancelled time slots, and we don't charge for any time we subsequently fill after a cancellation. Clients who have pressing needs to get additional time on an instrument should always consult with Core staff to be put on the waiting list.
Qualified users with significant experience can schedule beyond the 5 pm closing time. Core staff will also try to accommodate clients who want to use longer blocks of time on weekends. Since a staff member has to come in to open and close the facility, we generally expect after-hours reservations to be 4 hrs or longer. Weekend and evening hours are subject to the availability of a staff member. These extended hours are only for qualified experienced users and must be explicitly and individually approved by senior Core personnel.