July 23, 2014

Imaging @ MBL

  • Spermatocyte Birefringence Image using the Lc-PolScope. Credit: James R. LaFountain, University at Buffalo & Rudolf Oldenbourg, MBL.
    Spermatocyte Birefringence Image using the Lc-PolScope. Credit: James R. LaFountain, University at Buffalo & Rudolf Oldenbourg, MBL.
  • The Longfin squid Doryteuthis (Loligo) pealeii with green iridophore splotches on the mantle. Credits: Roger Hanlon
    The Longfin squid Doryteuthis (Loligo) pealeii with green iridophore splotches on the mantle. Credits: Roger Hanlon
  • Bacteria in dental plaque, identified using fluorescence in situ hybridization and spectral imaging.  Credits:  Jessica Mark Welch and Blair Rossetti
    Bacteria in dental plaque, identified using fluorescence in situ hybridization and spectral imaging. Credits: Jessica Mark Welch and Blair Rossetti
  • Confocal image showing zebrafish Purkinje neurons expressing an eGFP transgene as well as a mutant form of the copper transporter atp7a that have been transplanted into the cerebellum of a wild type zebrafish embryo. Credits: Andrew Latimer & Jonathan Gitlin
    Confocal image showing zebrafish Purkinje neurons expressing an eGFP transgene as well as a mutant form of the copper transporter atp7a that have been transplanted into the cerebellum of a wild type zebrafish embryo. Credits: Andrew Latimer & Jonathan Gitlin
  • Optically sectioned orientation of filamentous actin in mammalian cells measured using confocal LC-PolScope. Image courtesy: Shalin Mehta, specimen courtesy: Felix Spira
    Optically sectioned orientation of filamentous actin in mammalian cells measured using confocal LC-PolScope. Image courtesy: Shalin Mehta, specimen courtesy: Felix Spira
  • Epidermis of zebrafish displaying the actin swirling pattern on individual cells. Credits: David Graham and Mark Messerli
    Epidermis of zebrafish displaying the actin swirling pattern on individual cells. Credits: David Graham and Mark Messerli
  • The Centrifuge Microscope
    The Centrifuge Microscope, initially designed and fabricated by Engineers of Hamamatsu Photonics and Olympus Optical, was modified by Shinya Inoue and Bob Knudson at MBL.
  • Engineers and optical physicists from Tokyo University, Princeton University, University of Washington, University of Rochester, American Optical Co., Dartmouth College and the MBL, in addition to Bob Knudson, Gordon Ellis and Ed Horn, participated in the design of the Shinya-scopes over the years.  The model SI-scope-6 shown here was used to decipher, together with Hope Ritter of the University of Georgia, the 2-stage mitosis in an anaerobic symbiotic protozoan, Barbulanympha.
    The Shinya-scope (model SI-scope-6 shown here) was used to decipher, together with Hope Ritter of the University of Georgia, the 2-stage mitosis in an anaerobic symbiotic protozoan, Barbulanympha.
  • Recent News on Imaging from the MBL Blog
    Recent News on Imaging from the MBL Blog. Click on the panel to visit the MBL Blog.
  • The diatom Arachnoidiscus. New type of birefringence image taken in one shot with polychromatic polscope. Colors represent orientation of birefringent structures. Credits: Michael Shribak
    The diatom Arachnoidiscus. New type of birefringence image taken in one shot with polychromatic polscope. Colors represent orientation of birefringent structures. Credits: Michael Shribak