image from advanced light microscopy contest winner 2019
Honoring our founder

Tom Phillips

Thomas Phillips, retired Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor, biological sciences professor and founder of our core, speaks during a ceremony naming the room inside the Bond Life Sciences Center that houses the Advanced Light Microscopy Core the Thomas E. Phillips Light Microscopy Facility in his honor.

New Leica ARTOS 3D Ultramicrotome

We are pleased to announce the arrival of the new Leica ARTOS 3D ultramicrotome. This highly automated ultramicrotome will simplify the production of semi-thin sections for high resolution light microscopy and immunocytochemistry.

New cryostat and a software upgrade

We are pleased to announce that we have acquired a Leica CM3050 S research cryostat to replace our aging cryostat. In addition and thanks to the further support of the IPG, we have received an upgrade to its Huygens Professional deconvolution software program. 


Our equipment and services consist of confocal, super-resolution, digital light-sheet and widefield microscopes, laser capture microdissection, image analysis and processing and sample preparation. We also have an onsite Supply Center stocked with fluorescent secondary antibodies and markers. Consumables for laser capture microdissection are also available. Clients can also special order without shipping fees. We offer a file transfer system for clients to use for temporary file storage.

Learn more about our equipment.


We are open 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and closed on university holidays.

Our calendar provides an easy way to view available time slots. To make an appointment, please check for instrument availability on the calendars listed then call 882-4895 to make a reservation for the time and instrument you wish to use.

Schedule time on an instrument.


Since 2001, the ALMC has held a Light Microscopy Image Contest to showcase the work of core users and generate broader interest in the core's capabilities. Participating researchers can submit their best images taken with any ALMC instrument. A winner chosen by popular vote is revealed during Show Me Research Week. 

See winning images.

Dr. Alexander Jurkevich
120 Bond Life Sciences Center, 1201 Rollins St.