THE CORE FACILITIES

 RESEARCH ENABLING EQUIPMENT

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

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State of the Art Microscopes
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Auditory Testing Setups

Equipment

LSM 700

LSM 700

A laser-scanning confocal microscope.

LSM 880

LSM 880

A laser-scanning confocal microscope with Airyscan imaging.

Leica SP-8

Leica SP-8

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

Bruker 2-Photon

Bruker 2-Photon

A microscope for vivo imaging.

AxioImager

AxioImager

A widefield microscope for gross histological slides.

Image Processing Station

Image Processing Station

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

P-97 Pipette Puller

P-97 Pipette Puller

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

TDT RZ6

TDT RZ6

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

Cryostat

Cryostat

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

EM ICE

EM ICE

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

EM AFS2

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

Dr. Nikolas Blevins, MD

Anthony Ricci
Principal Investigator

patrick atkinson

Patrick Atkinson
Core Director

murray bartho

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.