Following the Keck School of Medicine’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the three core facilities in the Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center (Choi Therapeutic Screening, Optical Imaging and FACS) will shut down at noon on Friday, March 20, 2020. As soon as we are able to reactivate core facility operations, we will inform all users.
The Optical Imaging Facility specializes in cellular and subcellular fixed or dynamic imaging and analysis of biological material. The facility provides access to powerful microscopes that enable scientists to take high-resolution pictures of stem cells. These include still images and time-lapse videos. Cells or parts of cells can be labeled with fluorescent dyes, which enable better identification of molecules and structures within cells, or to trace the fate of cells as they migrate, divide and differentiate within tissues.