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
742 Light Hall
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