The NIC@HMS is staffed with PhD-level expert microscopists who can help you design, execute and troubleshoot imaging experiments. Our Director has 20+ years experience advising research scientists on quantitative imaging applications. Our consultation services are free and open to everyone.
The NIC@HMS is passionate about microscopy education. We offer the greater Boston area free microscopy workshops on a wide range of techniques.
Our state-of-the-art Nikon microscopes include widefield, point scanning and spinning disk confocals, TIRF and super-resolution instruments. Our scopes can do live imaging, FRET, Ca++ imaging, slide scanning, long-term (many hours to days) imaging, FRAP/photo-activation and more.
To enhance basic research by providing access to state-of-the-art microscopy and imaging equipment
To provide dedicated expertise for ongoing technical consultation and support
To provide training courses on basic and advanced light microscopy techniques for the benefit of HMS and the greater Boston research community
To introduce the latest innovations in light microscopy and imaging to the HMS community
To serve as a learning center for our corporate partners and contributors