New Confocal Microscope Helps Student Make Discovery

New Confocal TrainingRecently the Cell Biology Confocal Core Facility acquired a new Leica TCS SP5 II laser scanning confocal microscope.  The new microscope will assist faculty students and staff with their research discoveries. Like the discovery featured in a UMass Med NOW article about, Nikki Rosetti, a Summer Student in the Undergraduate Research Program working in the Jeffrey Nickerson Lab last year. Using the confocal microscope Nikki worked with Alex Quaresma, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Nickerson Lab. Her poster mRNA Nuclear Export Protein Binding is Regulated by the Phosphatidylinositol Signaling Pathway in Live Cells was named the best in the class. To read the article and view a companion video, visit  http://www.umassmed.edu/news/index.aspx.

To learn more about the Cell Biology Three-Dimensional-Microscopy Laboratory visit the website at www.umassmed.edu/3dml