Microscopy & Image Analysis Laboratory

Deltavision live cell imaging


Established in 1978, the Microscopy and Image Analysis Laboratory (MIL) is a centralized operation including more than 3,000 square feet housing major equipment, used on a shared basis by investigators focusing mainly on studies of cell and tissue morphology and ultrastructure. It offers state-of-the-art equipment for microscopic imaging, including fluorescence microscopy, as well as scanning and transmission electron microscopy.

The MIL is a fee-for-service-based operation open to researchers from all departments within the University of Michigan, other institutions, and the industrial research community. In 2013, MIL joined the Biomedical Research Core Facilities, part of the Office of Research in the University of Michigan Medical School.

Microscopy & Image Analysis Laboratory

Confocal Microscopy Consultation

For consultations on confocal microscopy projects, contact Sasha Meshinchi (BSRB) (734) 763-1170 or Linda Barthel (NCRC) (734)-763-0703.

EM Consultation

For consultations on electron microscopy (EM) projects, contact Jeff Harrison (734) 647-9021 or Penney Blakely (734) 763-1170.

Histology Consultation

For consultations on histology projects, contact Judy Poore (734) 647-9021.


To schedule training, choose the Request Services tab on the MiCore website. You may request services for histology, EM projects, or microscope training.

Microscopy Research by the Numbers

Active clinical trials

Publications in PubMed (calendar year 2015)

Invention reports


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