Research Microscopy and Histology Core

The Research Microscopy & Histology Core provides a wide range of microscopy equipment and histological and microscopy services on a fee-for-service basis to researchers at Saint Louis University and at other universities and businesses around the world.

Our Mission

Provide personalized, cost effective, quality sample preparation
Provide excellent  data collection, image processing, and morphometric image analysis services
Facilitate professional interpretation in imaging research projects



Olympus FV1000 laser scanning confocal microscope
Olympus FV1000 MPE laser scanning and multiphoton confocal microscope
JEOL 1200EX transmission electron microscope
JEOL 5800 scanning electron microscope
Olympus IX81 live cell imaging microscope
Arcturus Pixcell2 laser capture microscope
Olympus VS120 slide scanning system

Fixation, processing, and sectioning of samples in paraffin, OCT, and plastic
Routine and special histological stains
Tissue Microarrays
Whole slide scanning
Research design
Other services, please inquire

The Core is well equipped for all types of microscopy-related techniques and services.  The technical staff will assist researchers in planning experiments, working at the microscopes, and evaluating results.  We also carry out microscopy projects for researchers at many different starting points.  We are sensitive to the importance of getting results back to the researcher as quickly as possible and we endeavor to maintain the shortest turn-around-times consistent with sample volume and complexity.