Resources: Guide to Light Microscopy

  • Barnacle appendages. Confocal microscopy, Igor Siwanowicz, HHMI Janelia Research Campus. One of many stunning images from the galleries from the Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging CompetitionĀ®. Learn more...

  • SCAPE High-Speed 3D Microscope imaging of the living brain, with green GCaMP labeling apical dendrites of layer 5 neurons, and red showing Texas red dextran in the vasculature. Learn more... Image: Elizabeth Hillman and Clay Lacefield

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