CDP Faculty and Visitors regularly contribute to MBL courses, including the following:

Analytical & Quantitative Light Microscopy (AQLM)
Optical Microscopy & Imaging in the Biomedical Sciences
Immunohistochemistry & Microscopy
MBL Special Topics courses
MBL Summer courses


Postdoctoral fellows and advanced graduate students are welcome at the CDP, along with professorial investigators. The Program also hosts sabbatical visitors.


Training to investigators is offered in several capacities.

  • Postdoc, graduate students & new visitors: Length of stay is typically 1-2 months. Training is offered in all aspects of instrumentation and techniques, and researchers receive ongoing support from staff scientists.
  • Returning visitors: Investigators may be conversant with basic methodology but will receive updates on techniques and be able to apply newer systems to the biological problem. Scientific input & discussion with staff scientists is always available.
  • Platforms specifically designed for the interest of a particular researcher: In this case, platforms are built at the CDP, researchers visit the Center for training and ultimately a duplicate platform is installed at the respective laboratories.

* The Program operates year round and accepts visitors on an ongoing basis.