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What is the Core?

The core facilities are a shared collection of resources for all SICHL researchers to use. They provide access to state of the art equipment and protocols while serving as the nerds version of the water cooler, a place for collaborations to be generated. The core also provides opportunities for junior researchers to built their toolbox. As NIH limits core facility funding, philanthropic resources become more central to this mission.

By the Numbers

5

State of the Art Telescopes

59

Researchers Supported

4000+

Annual Usage Hours

4

Auditory Testing Setups

Equipment

P-97 Pipette Puller

Micropipette puller for custom designed injection needles, mechanical stimulating probes and electrophysiological recordings, both whole-cell patch and sharp electrodes.

LSM 880

A laser-scanning confocal microscope with Airyscan imaging.

Leica SP-8

High-resolution, ultra-fast imaging that does live-cell and lifetime imaging.

Bruker 2-Photon

A microscope for vivo imaging.

AxioImager

A widefield microscope for gross histological slides.

Image Processing Station

Contains essential image software including Imaris, FIJI, and Zen Blue.

LSM 700

A laser-scanning confocal microscope.

TDT RZ6

Hearing testing equipment used in Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR), Vestibular Evoked Potential (VsEP) and Distortion-Product Otoacoustic Emissions (DPOAE) tests.

Cryostat

Hearing testing equipment used in Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR), Vestibular Evoked Potential (VsEP) and Distortion-Product Otoacoustic Emissions (DPOAE) tests.

EM ICE

It cryo-immobilizes biological samples in milliseconds with ideal structure and protein preservation.

EM AFS2

It allows the fixation and embedding of frozen samples at negative temperatures for optimal tissue preservation and observation by Transmission Electronic Microscopy.

          

People

Anthony Ricci

Principal Investigator

Patrick Atkinson

Core Director

Murray Bartho

Core Staff

          

Resources

Stanford OHNS Core Protocols.io Group

Contains helpful how-to guides and resources for the Imaging Core, Auditory Core, LSM 700, LSM 880, AxioImager, P97 Pipette Puller and ABR/DPOAE systems. Group is closed to OHNS personnel and all requests to join are moderated by Core Staff.