The Neurobiology Imaging Facility is the Neurobiology Department core facility for light microscopy, developed in partnership with Olympus America.
Our mission is to advance research by providing services in optical imaging, introducing new optical imaging equipment, providing learning opportunities to researchers in the Longwood area and increasing the general imaging expertise of neuroscientists.


• Users of confocal and TIRF microscopes must attend the laser safety course provided by Harvard University.

• All users must attend training by a member of the facility staff on the equipment they wish to operate.

• Users agree to cite the Neurobiology Imaging Facility in all publications in which our images or analysis software are used.


1. PUBLICATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: If research supported by the Neurobiology Imaging Facility results in publication, please acknowledge this support by including the following statement in your publication(s):

We thank the Neurobiology Department and the Neurobiology Imaging Facility for consultation and instrument availability that supported this work. This facility is supported in part by the Neural Imaging Center as part of an NINDS P30 Core Center grant #NS072030.


  • “Images of green fluorescent pyramidal neurons were collected using a confocal microscope (Fluoview 1000, Olympus, Tokyo, Japan )…”
  • “Quantification of cells was performed in Metamorph (Molecular Devices, Sunnyvale, CA) by averaging the fluorescence intensity from a selected region of the cytoplasm.”

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Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number P30NS072030. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.