The Microscope Lab is a general use space for all of your microscopy needs. Numerous microscopes are available to reserve for use within the microscope room and for checking out. A selection of books are available for use to assist in how to use a microscope and how to identify organisms.
The Microscope Lab is a key coded access room. Contact the Director of Laboratory Research Facilities and Analytical Service or the Microscope Lab Coordinator to gain access to the room.
A overview of the microscope laboratory, contents and expectations will be provided to each user.
Initial microscope training will include basic ergonomics, cleaning protocols, and general microscope operations.
Each user is responsible to determine the best microscope, sample preparation and method of observation for their own research.
Microscope Reservation - During times of high usage
When required reservations for a specific microscope will be made on with google calendar. Reservations are limited to 8 hours per day and a limit of 10 business days reserved at one time. If more than one person requires the use of a specific microscope an individual will be limited to 4 hours a day to accommodate multiple projects at one time. If you are unable to use your reservation please remove yourself from the calendar to allow another person to fill the slot. Reservations are mostly on a first come first serve basis, if you know ahead of a two week time period that you will need a specific microscope or if you will need a microscope greater than 2 weeks please speak with the Microscope Lab Coordinator for further information.
Microscope and Room Rules
There are currently two Olympus DP74 digital cameras available on specific microscopes for use. One is connected to a compound and one is attached to a stereoscope. Each is connected to a dedicated computer and large screen monitor.
Specifications of a DP74 can be found here.
Additional Resources can be found here,