The NIF is an
Open Access Microscopy and Tissue Core

servicing the Boston area (and beyond) for light microscopy and tissue processing

The Neurobiology Imaging Facility is a completely open access light microscopy and tissue core located within the Neurobiology Department.
Our mission is to advance research by providing services in optical imaging, tissue clearing, in situ hybridization as well as introduce new equipment and cutting technology to the basic science community. We provide expertise, equipment and services that are costly, time consuming and technically difficult. Our core ensures consistency and precision. We are also a teaching facility that strives to provide learning opportunities to researchers in the greater Boston area.

Did you know that we now offer HiPlex through ACD Bio? It's a fast affordable way to take up to 12 RNA targets per slide. (Or up to 48 in fresh & fixed sample types)

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Please read our Safety Plan before you use any equipment or request services.

You can read our Disinfection Protocol here




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Please join our friends at MicRoN for this awesome Advanced Imaging Symposium on 3/30 at 9:30am in NRB. See message below from MicRoN Director, Paula Montero Llopis, PhD

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