Shared Equipment

  • Initial training is required for all shared equipment and can only be performed by MPC staff. Contact us to arrange training.
  • Users are responsible for supplying consumables such as blades, slides, and slide boxes.
  • Fill in Equipment Use logs with start and end times. Use time will be rounded up to the nearest half-hour, eg. 30 minutes minimum use.
  • Failure to use equipment properly and clean up afterward may result in loss of use privileges.
  • Users are responsible for any equipment damage incurred through their use.
  • Report any equipment issue to MPC staff immediately to prevent being held responsible for damages.

Reservations Calendar

  • Equipment Reservations Calendar
  • MPC qr code
  • Access
    • Regular work hours are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
    • ‘After-Hours Access’ is available outside regular work hours. Trained users will be given after-hours access to certain equipment following demonstrated equipment use competency.
  • Making Calendar entries:

    • Pick date, add your name and PI, and choose equipment under the Category dropdown.
    • Create an Event to save your entry.
    • You will receive an email reminder.
    • For the Zeiss Axioskop microscope, check the calendar when finished and leave the light source on if someone will be using it in < 30 minutes.


  • Cryostats- D11-33
  • Cytospin- D11-33
  • Microtomes- D11-33
  • Compresstome vibratome VF-300-OZ in D11-41A- vibrating microtome for cutting tissue slices, similar to cryostats and vibrating microtomes. The VF-300 is fully automated for sectioning fixed and live tissues and can cut tissue slices ranging from 3-µm to 2000-µm, at 1-µm intervals.
  • Olympus VS200 brightfield and fluorescence whole slide scanner
  • Leica 7000 Laser Microdissection Microscope 
  • Zeiss Axioskop 2 Plus Fluorescence Microscope with LED illuminator and Axiocam hr color and monochrome cameras in D11-35A
    • Objectives: 2.5x, 10x, 20x, 40x, 63x (oil)
    • Fluorescence Filters:
      • Zeiss #01- DAPI, AF350/405, AMCA
      • Zeiss #10- AF488, Cy2, FITC, GFP
      • Zeiss #20- AF555, Rhodamine, TRITC
      • Zeiss #26- AF647, Cy5
      • Triple (DAPI/FITC/Rhodamine)
    • Always transfer your image files after finishing. Images left on microscope hard drives are deleted without notice to maintain sufficient hard drive space for users.
  • Image analysis workstation in D11-37- Dell tower, dual 37″ color monitors, Wacom tablet.

Fees and Invoicing

Please visit the Fee page for information on costs and billing.