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Center for Advanced Microscopy

The Center for Advanced Microscopy (formerly known as the Cell Imaging Facility) is located on the second floors of Morton and Searle Buildings at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in downtown Chicago.

CAM offers a variety of light and electron microscopy services, and is home to the Nikon Imaging Center.

CAM  is proud to receive the Northwestern University Office for Research Outstanding Core Facility Award for: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

CAM is generously supported by Northwestern University Office of Research, Feinberg School of Medicine, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the NU Department of Cell & Molecular Biology.

User Information

This website provide informative guide to our portfolio of more than 30 services. Users are encouraged to discuss their project design and experimental needs with the facility staff prior to using the facility.

New users who need to utilize laser-based instruments (confocals and laser microdissection system) are required to take the ISIS laser safety course by the State of Illinois. Please follow the links for the laser safety course and then register for the all lasers within the facility.


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