The current fee structure for academic users of the confocal and TIRF microscopes is as follows:

  • $50/h for use of the instrument, when assisted by the facility manager.*
  • $35/h for trained users, without technical assistance.
  • $150 per session for training sessions.

An Arcturus PixCell IIe laser capture microdissection device is available for cell capture experiments. The fee structure is as follows:

  • $100 for training (usually a 2 h session).
  • $35/h for trained users.*

* Tufts neuroscientists receive a subsidized rate of $20/h (with or without technical assistance) for use of confocal, 2-photon, and TIRF microscopes.

The current fee structure for academic users of the Zeiss Axioplan instrument is as follows** :

  • $20/h for use of the instrument, when assisted by the facility manager.
  • $10/h for trained users, without technical assistance.
  • $50 per session for training sessions.

** Tufts neuroscientists receive subsidized rates for use of this microscope please contact Kimberly Maguschak at 6-3624 or at Kimberly.Maguschak@tufts.edu for details.

In addition, Dr. Fanny Ng (Shui-Ying.Ng@tufts.edu) is available for consultation about light microscopy sample preparation/ trouble-shooting. The fee is $30.00/hr (min of 30mins appointment).

Please follow the links below for additional information about the TIF.