​​The Olympus Fluoview 300 is the newest addition to the facility. Our Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope​ (CLSM) is based on an Olympus BX50 upright microscope, and has Differential Interference Contrast (DIC) optics and two extra-long working distance water immersion objectives on a special two position turret. A microinjection system for electrophysiological studies is also available.
This microscope is used in the Bio 553 Confocal Microscopy class. It uses three PMT detectors, two for epi-confocal imaging, and one for transmitted-light imaging. Imaging capabilities include reflected-light confocal and transmitted-laser DIC imaging. Argon 488 nm and He/Ne lasers are installed on the microscope.

Objective lenses

4X, 10X, 20X, 60X Plan Apochromat DIC; 40X Plan Fluorite DIC; 20X Plan Fluorite Long Working Distance Phase; 20X and 40X Plan Fluorite Water-immersion DIC


Narishige hydraulic hanging joystick-controlled fine and coarse micromanipulators