The West Imaging Core (IC) was launched in 2014 with the intention of providing access to shared microscopy resources to support the Yale’s research.  The IC provides access and training to a broad collection of shared microscopes and lab support areas for cell culture and sample preparation.  The mission of the IC is to support and accelerate on-going research and to provide suitable space for incremental additions of high-value shared instrumentation.

Joerg Nikolaus manages day-to-day operations in the Core.  Joerg is responsible for training new users, helping with experimental design, and coordinating instrument reservations. All users are required to demonstrate basic knowledge of instrument operation prior to unsupervised use of the instrument. Instrument usage is scheduled and monitored via a reservation website and the time on the instruments is charged for with varying rates depending on the type of instrument.


Welcome to West Campus Imaging Core
The West Campus Imaging Core houses a collection of shared microscopes and sample preparation resources to support on-going research at Yale.  Microscopes ranging from stereomicroscopes to confocal microscopes are available to all with supervision and training supplied by the expert staff.  The facility also hosts the Leica Center of Excellence at West Campus.