Microscopy resources are located in the Biology Department, Winston Hall rooms 009 and 002, on the Reynolda campus of Wake Forest University. A dedicated confocal imaging suite in room 009 houses a Zeiss 710 confocal with 8 laser lines and spectral imaging capabilities. A small meeting space, tissue prep areas, and standard laboratory facilities exist within the Confocal Imaging Center. Located nearby in room 002 is the Microscopic Imaging Core Facility with two Zeiss fluorescent microscopes, an Amray SEM with digital image capture, a Nikon SMZ25 motorized stereomicroscope, several additional stereoscopes, a data analysis workstation including Imaris 3D image analysis software, tissue sectioning devices, and a large central room with sample preparation equipment.
A second facility site is located in room 2806 of Wake Downtown. This suite has prep areas, a 37C incubator, as well as the Zeiss LSM 880 with Airyscan, Zeiss V16 AxioZoom, and an Echo Revolve4 widefield fluorescent microscope. There is a custom built workstation in 2807 to assist with image processing and analysis. This workstation is equipped with Aivia 3D image analysis software. The set up includes 128G of RAM and a high powered NVIDIA graphics card for your most intense processing needs.
An advanced computer and networking infrastructure is in place at Wake Forest University Microscopy rooms have wired and wireless network access with three internal networks and a 70TB microscopy network server (NAS) dedicated to storage and backup of user images. The microscopy NAS is utilized for large data sets and image store/transfer that can be securely accessed from internal networks at any workstation. A full version of the Zeiss ZEN confocal software package is available for off-line use at our image processing workstations for more basic image manipulation and analysis. Advanced image 3D viewing and analysis software, including Imaris and Aivia are available.