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Technologies Offered:

  • Confocal microscopy (scanning and spinning-disk)
  • Two-photon microscopy
  • Wide-field fluorescence microscopy
  • Digital deconvolution
  • Transmitted-light imaging (phase, DIC, histology)
  • Super-resolution imaging (STORM, STED and SIM)
  • Cell surface imaging with <100 nM z-resolution (TIRF)
  • Fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM)
  • Specialized microscopy (FRAP, FRET, FCS, FLIP...)
  • Software for image analysis, processing, and presentation (Imaris, Volocity, SVI Huygens, SoftWoRx)
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy


The Cell Sciences Imaging Facility (CSIF) is a University service center that provides high resolution, state-of-the-art light and electron microscopy technologies for imaging and analyzing the molecular and structural organization of cells, tissue and bioengineered materials.  The CSIF operates two sites at Stanford University: The SOE Shriram Center CSIF and the SOM Beckman Center CSIF.  Both facility sites are open to all members of the Stanford community as well as to external academic and industry researchers (with approval of the facility Director).



Zeiss Airyscan Workshop, March 23, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 09:30

New ZEISS LSM 8 Family with Airyscan Discover the new laser scanning microscope family that offers high sensitivity, improved resolution, and high speed. All in one system.

Join ZEISS for a free workshop hosted by Cell Sciences Imaging Facility, Stanford University on Monday, March 23.


CONTACT:  Sripad Ram,