CTAC Grant Information 2018

The CTAC provides the following to assist researchers in their grant applications:

(This information is also included in a downloadable PDF on the left sidebar).

The UF MBI Cell & Tissue Analysis Core (CTAC; http://ctac.mbi.ufl.edu/) maintains high-end instrumentation as well as standard microscopy systems for the acquisition and analysis of bright field, fluorescent, and bioluminescent data from both in vitro and in vivo experimental models.

The CTAC operates the following in vitro Imaging Systems:
Nikon Multiphoton / Super Resolution Imaging System

Leica DM2500 Upright Fluorescent Microscope

Leica Laser Microdissection Microscope
Leica TCS SP2 AOBS Spectral Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope
Nikon Ti-E Inverted Live Cell Imaging System

Olympus DSU-IX81 Spinning Disc Confocal / Deconvolution

Olympus IX70 Inverted Fluorescent Microscope
Zeiss Axioplan 2 Fluorescent Visualization Microscope

Additionally, the following in vivo Imaging Systems are available:

VisualSonics Vevo 770 Small Animal Ultrasound
IVIS Spectrum Bioluminescence and Fluorescence Optical Imaging System

The core also has a self-serve Histology Resource Center offering the following services:

  • Processing and sectioning of paraffin-embedded specimens • Processing and sectioning of frozen tissues (in OCT) • H&E staining • Training investigators and staff • Consultation • Protocol development for tissue collection and processing •