Users of confocal and TIRF microscopes must attend the laser safety course provided by Harvard University EH&S. Click here for their training schedule

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 and grant information (HMS/BCH CENTER FOR NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH #NS072030) in all publications in which our images or analysis software are used.
Long term data storage is not provided. Users must use their own collaboration folders on the HMS server or save their data on a personal device. Data over 1 month old will be deleted.

The Neuro Imaging Facility is funded by NIH. All publications must acknowledge the NIH grant name and number. See below for citation information.


The Neuro Imaging Facility is funded by NIH. All publications must acknowledge the NIH grant name and number; HMS/BCH CENTER FOR NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH #NS072030

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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Other Information

The Neurobiology Imaging Core Facility will provide training sessions for a fee You will be expected to safely turn on and run the equipment and know the shutdown routine before you can use the equipment autonomously.

Environmental chambers and CO2 will be provided.

Offline workstations loaded with Metamorph, Imaris, ImageJ and CellSens are provided for post acquisition analysis.

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.