Cell Biology & Bioimaging Core
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  •  Normal hours of operation:  9:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday
  • You must have prior training and approval by a core employee before using any instrument. Training is completed after a core employee observes the proper use of a particular piece of equipment to ensure that the user understands the basic use and care of core platforms. ONLY CBBC PERSONNEL CAN TRAIN NEW USERS.

  • If you want to utilize core services outside of normal hours of operation, you must have prior approval and training in order to be granted access to the facility.

  • You MUST notify Core Employees if you plan to use unfixed samples.

  • Please clean all work surfaces after you are done.  Cryostats must be cleaned thouroughly after use with 90% EtOH and allowed to dry completely before being put back into the cryostat.

  • Sign in and out of the Logbook for any instrument you use.  Please be sure to include important information such as account number, type of samples used and lamp hours.
  • Minimum billable time on any instrument is 15 minutes. Minimum billable time on instruments that use a mercury (Hg) lamp is 30 minutes.
  • Mercury lamps should be left on a MINIMUM of 30 minutes before shutting them off. 
  • If you need to cancel an appointment, notify a core employee AT LEAST one hour prior to your appointment to avoid being charged for your scheduled appointment.
  • If you are more than 30 minutes late for an appointment, and have not notified a core employee in advance, you will lose your spot and be charged for the time you signed up for.

  • If you have not been trained, walk-in appointments may be made IF a core employee is available to help you.  Trained users may make walk-in appointments on a First-Come-First-Serve basis.
  • You may not use any of the microscopes or computer equipment in the CBBC core while wearing gloves.  Gloves should only be worn in L4016.


CORE PHONE:  3-2653