The Keck 3D Fusion Microscope

Keck Microscope
352 Egan
Northeastern University
Boston, MA 02115

phone: 617.373.2589
fax: 617.373.7783

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Keck 3D Fusion Microscope is housed in the CenSSIS Laboratory. Along with other equipment there, it provides a testbed for new imaging ideas in collaboration between biologists and engineers. BioBED is a Northeastern University shared resource between Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biology. The microscope allows us to image samples with at least 5 different modalities (DIC, CRM, LSCM, TPLSM, and QTM) on the same stage. Learn more »

Future Directions

We are in the process of upgrading our available lasers and filter sets to include a wider variety of excitation and emission capabilities.

We are also in the process of developing a reflective QTM system. As transmissive QTM (which we presently run) measures the relative optical path length through a sample, reflective QTM measures the optical path length to a reflective object and back. This methodology will allow us to retrieve topological data using a continuous wave laser for illumination, and dynamic topographical information using a pulsed laser, using the low levels of light that minimize cell exposure/damage.

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