Biological Imaging Facility

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The Biological Imaging Facility (BIF) provides Cancer Center members with direct access to state-of-the-art imaging equipment and technologies. The BIF goal is to provide the ability to obtain the highest quality images that span from subcellular and cellular levels (confocal and other high resolution and specialized imaging systems), as well as tissues and organs in animals (multiphoton fluorescent imaging, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), in vivo imaging systems (IVIS), ultrasound imaging system). Cancer Center members utilize these technologies to conduct real-time studies in live cells and animals.

As the manager of Biological Imaging Facility, Dr. Efimov oversees day to day operation of the facility, training new users, optimizing imaging protocols and implementing new methods to meet the individual needs of research projects. He has extensive experience in a wide range of imaging techniques including Fluorescent imaging, live cell imaging, FRAP, FRET, and multiphoton microscopy.

Yirong Yang, Ph.D., is manager of the Small Animal Imaging Core. The goals of Dr. Yang's imaging career at FCCC are: (1) to advance the applications of multimodal biomedical imaging, including MRI, PET/CT, ultrasound, and IVIS optical imaging in biological and pharmacological research, and (2) to enhance multidisciplinary and collaborative research projects by providing state-of-the-art imaging tools and expertise.

This facility derives partial funding from the FCCC Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) from the National Cancer Institute.
 Bojana Gligorijevic PhD
 Neil Johnson, PhD
 Andrey Efimov, PhD
 Yirong Yang, PhD


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