BOC Secures Funding for Cellular Imaging Microscope

The Biochemistry Optical Core (BOC) will soon have a new microscope to expand access to campus researchers interested in cellular imaging. Aaron Hoskins, professor in the Department of Biochemistry, and BOC director Kurt Weiss, were granted funding through the Office for the Vice Chancellor of Research’s Research Core Revitalization Program (RCRP). The program works to strengthen campus research core capacities by supporting the upgrade, replacement, or expansion of shared research resources, which are often ineligible for federal grant programs.

BOC, which was established by an investment from the Department of Biochemistry Endowment, serves researchers across campus with access to light microscopy techniques. With RCRP funding, BOC will be acquiring a state-of-the-art spinning disc confocal microscope, which allows for live-imaging and has a flexible platform to support high-throughput and high-resolution imaging.

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