Cell & Molecular Imaging Shared Resource
John J. Lemasters, MD, PhD
Professor, Departments of Drug Discovery & Biomedical Sciences and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
The mission of the Cell & Molecular Imaging (CMI) Shared Resource is to provide members of the Hollings Cancer Center (HCC) with a fully supported suite of state-of-the-art imaging capabilities. These capabilities include imaging at the cellular, tissue, intravital, and in vivo whole animal levels. The CMI Shared Resource consists of two synergistic and coordinated units – the Confocal & Multiphoton Microscopy Unit and the Small Animal Imaging Unit.
The specific purposes of the HCC CMI Shared Resource are to provide:
- Access to state-of-the-art confocal and multiphoton microscopy for imaging living cells in culture, intravital imaging in live animals, and in vivo small animal imaging, including MRI, fMRI, MR spectroscopy, microCT, microPET, bioluminescence, fluorescence, and X-ray.
- In depth training in multiple imaging modalities, including microscopic techniques, live cell imaging, multiphoton imaging, and pre-clinical in vivo animal imaging.
- Consultation and assistance concerning experimental design, sample preparation, probe selection, data analysis for imaging applications, and transitioning microscopic evaluations to whole animal imaging.
- Education in the fundamentals of imaging technology and its application, which are essential for appropriate utilization of these approaches, and dissemination of information concerning the ongoing development of novel experimental strategies, emerging technologies, and data analysis techniques.
If you publish a manuscript including research supported by the Cell & Molecular Imaging Shared Resource, the HCC recommends the following text to be placed in the acknowledgement section: "Supported in part by the Cell & Molecular Imaging Shared Resource, Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina (P30 CA138313)."