NDIIF Optical Microscopy Core

Overview of Services

The Optical Microscopy Core (OMC) provides access to a range of light microscopes for fluorescence and bright-field imaging. General training and project-specific, hands-on training opportunities are available for independent microscope use by the researcher. Where the imaging requirement is limited, imaging is provided by expert staff. State-of-the-art Imaris softwareis is available for remote access image processing and analysis. Dedicated workstations with Nikon NIS Elements and DeltaVision software packages are also available for image analysis. Core staff are also available for consulation and support regarding experimental design, sample preparation, imaging and analysis.

The OMC joins the Electron Microscopy Core, InVivo Imaging Core, and Histology Core as part of the Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility (NDIIF) within Notre Dame Research. The NDIIF provides an integrated suite of sophisticated instruments and expert staff to enable scientists to address complex research questions. The NDIIF promotes interaction and collaboration bewtween biological and engineering researchers through the use of sophisticated imaging and sample preparation equipment and services.



Sara Cole Program Director  574-631-5443 scole7@nd.edu
Sarah Chapman Senior Assistant Director 574-631-3813 Sarah.Chapman@nd.edu

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday 
8AM - 5PM 


Administrative Office 340 McCourtney Hall Notre Dame, IN 46556
Optical Microscopy  007 Galvin Hall Notre Dame, IN 46556

Links and Resources

  1. https://imaging.nd.edu/
  2. https://research.nd.edu/
  3. https://twitter.com/NDIIFimaging
  4. https://www.linkedin.com/company/ndimaging


Name Role Phone Email Location
Sara Cole
Program Director
007 Galvin Hall