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The Cell Imaging Shared Resource (CISR) is an institutional, fee-for-service, advanced microscopy resource. We provide any Vanderbilt researcher with access to state-of-the-art imaging equipment and full-time, dedicated expert technical support for sophisticated microscopy and analysis of tissue and cellular anatomy and physiology. The CISR is a highly collaborative environment; we provide substantial pre- and post- experiment consultation, including imaging experiment design, data analysis and interpretation. Professional consultation is an essential component of most electron microscopy projects.

The CISR provides services in eight general categories:

To learn more, schedule training or imaging time, or contact staff members, please visit our CISR website.



The Cell Imaging Shared Resource is supported by NIH grant DK020593.  Please acknowledge this in your publications.

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2215 Garland Ave
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Nashville, TN 37232-0615
United States
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Jenny Schafer
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Confocal microscopy Electron microscopy Image analysis Live cell imaging Super resolution microscopy Widefield microscopy