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Center for NeuroScience

As a member of the Center for NeuroScience, you have access to several core facilities located on the Anschutz Medical Campus. Please click on the links below for information regarding specific core services.

Microscopy Core

Light Microscopy facility is housed in RC-1 North (east of the elevators). It houses a variety of microscopes including a Zeiss 510 confocal microscope that will be equipped with a metadetector for simultaneous detection of multiple emission wavelengths. Electron Microscopy facility is located in the first floor of RC-1 South (east of the elevators) featuring a new a state-of-the-art TECNAI G1 12 BioTwin microscope.

Targeting Vector Core

Services of this core include generation of gene-targeted/transgenic mouse constructs.

Zebrafish Transgenic Core

This core creates and maintains transgenic lines of zebrafish that express different fluorescent proteins in specific populations of pre- and postsynaptic neurons and strains that express genetically-encoded calcium indicator dyes in specific neuronal populations.

Machine Shop

The machine shop is located in room NG003 on the ground floor of Building 500 (northwest corner) at the Anschutz Medical Campus. The shop's equipment and staff are there to meet the custom machining needs of the faculty, staff and students of the CNS.

Animal Behavior Core
The Animal Behavior Core provides animal housing in close proximity to testing with identical light/dark cycles.  Standard behavioral assays for mice and rats include cognition, altered emotionality, motor function, sensory tasks and task development.

Optogenetics Core

Optogenetics encompasses a set of methods by which cellular function can be manipulated with light, allowing unprecedented spatiotemporal control of a rapidly expanding set of biological activities.

Rodent In Vivo Neurophysiology Core

The EEG core facility provides continuous rodent behavioral (video) and neurophysiological/EEG monitoring services (including cerebral electrical patterns during waking and sleep) to researchers.