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Optical Microscopy and Analysis Laboratory (OMAL)

Offering current 3D optical (confocal and super-resolution) microscopy for imaging of living and fixed cells and tissues; computational resources for visualization; and extraction of quantitative information from images

Laboratory Overview

OMAL focuses its research and development activities to quantitatively understanding the molecular basis of three-dimensional (3D) cell organization, motility, invasion, and differentiation using live, 3D tissue culture models (i.e., translational models).  The technologies above are available as core services. Please see the OMAL Services page. Find what you are looking for using our QUICK LINKS.

Confocal Microscopy Capabilities

The OMAL also ensures that NCI has advanced technology and in-depth expertise in microscopy and related areas. The Confocal Microscopy Facility offers current 3D optical (confocal and super-resolution) microscopy for imaging of living and fixed cells and tissues; computational resources for visualization and extraction of quantitative information from images.

Research Support and Collaborations

A major portion of the OMAL efforts involve collaborative research. We have a broad spectrum of collaborators ranging from NCI, NIH and outside institutions and corporations. Our microscopes are available for your use with assistance from our image expert. Availability is on line by viewing the Microscope Calendar. Post your questions, concerns and comments on the OMAL Listserv.

Microscopy Images

Representative images from our microscopes can be found on our Image Gallery.

Page last updated October 19, 2012 @ 9:58 am