Microscopy Core Facility


Isolated serum LDLs (Cistola Lab)

  • Negative Stained (Uranyl formate)
  • Zeiss EM 910 transmission electron microscope
  • AMT XR401L sCMOS digital camera

Welcome to the home page of the UNTHSC Microscopy Core Facility’s Web Site. You will find information here on the services we provide to the research and academic community here at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

We are located on the Fort Worth campus at the northwest corner of the Fort Worth Arts District across from the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art.

While here you can also look at our fee structure as well as view equipment reservations. Some of the images recorded here in the facility can also be found.

Enjoy your visit

News & Information


Fall 2016 Course Offerings

CBIM 6210 : Practical Fluorescence for Biomedical Sciences (NEW)

Fall 2016

2 Graduate Level Credits

Instructors:  Rafal Fudala, Julian Borejdo, Irina Akopova, Ryan Rich

  • This course is offered once a year in the Fall Semester
  • It provides an overview of the following  as used in the Biomedical Sciences:
    • Fluorescence Spectroscopy
    • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
    • Polarization Measurements
    • Labeling of various Substrates
    • Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy
    • Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy (FLIM)

Classes meet on Wednesdays from 10 am to Noon

Contact Dr. Fudala for more information.


CBIM 5202 : Introduction to Confocal Microscopy

Fall 2016

1 Graduate Level Credit

Instructors:  Ignacy Gryczynski, I-fen Chang, Anne-Marie Brun

  • This course is offered 2X a year, only in the Fall and the Spring Semesters
  • It is required if you are doing independent study with any of the facility’s Confocal Microscopes

Post-docs and researchers may audit this class to get the training required to do independent work on these microscopes.

Classes meet Wednesdays from 10:00 am – Noon

Contact Dr. Gryczynski for more information.



Software Upgrades on LSM 510

Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16, 2016


We will be upgrading the operating system to Windows 7 and the Zen software to a newer 64 bit version.  Since the upgrade to Windows 7 on Wednesday will not allow the current version of Zen to properly control the microscope we will not be able to use the microscope until the service engineer finishes updating the Zen program on Thursday.   The microscope should be fully operational by Friday, June 17.  Thank you for your patience as we complete these important upgrades.

Update:  We have completed the upgrades and the microscope will be available beginning Tuesday, June 21, for use.


Spring 2016 Graduate Course Offerings

CBIM 5201 : Bioimaging

Spring 2016

2 Graduate Level Credits


Instructors:  Ignacy Gryczynski, Anne-Marie Brun, Lawrence Oakford, Julian Boredo, Rafal Fudala & Irina Akopova

  • This course is offered once a year in the Spring
  • This course covers the following imaging techniques:
    • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
    • Total Internal Reflection Microscopy (TIRF)
    • Histology
    • Electron Microscopy (EM)
    • Time-Resolved Fluorescence Microscopy (TRFM)
    • Fluorescence Spectroscopy (FS)
    • Image Processing and Analysis
  • Class will meet on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to Noon.
  • Contact Dr. Gryczinski for more information.


CBIM 5202 : Introduction to Confocal Microscopy

Spring 2016

1 Graduate Level Credit

Instructors:  Ignacy Gryczynski, I-fen Chang & Anne-Marie Brun

  • This course is offered 2X a year in the Fall and the Spring
  • It is required if you are doing independent study with any of the facility’s Confocal Microscopes
  • If you have plans to use these microscopes in your research this will be your last opportunity to get this training until Fall 2016 (No training will be available during the Summer)




This page was last modified on June 24, 2016