Imaging and Biological Characterization
Core Facility Name: Optical Imaging Core (OIC)
Director/Manager: Dr. Onesmo Balemba
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website Address: uidaho.edu/sci/biology/research/optical-imaging-core
The Optical Imaging Core (OIC) at the University of Idaho is a fee-for-service facility managed by the Department of Biological Sciences and available for on-campus and off-campus researchers. The core is dedicated to creating opportunities for high-resolution imaging and high-throughput characterization of biological processes. The shared facility houses two confocal microscopes, an analytical flow cytometer and analysis software programs.
Core Facility Name: Electron Microscopy Center
Director/Manager: Tom Williams
Contact information: 208-885-6656, email@example.com
Website address: none
The University of Idaho Electron Microscopy Center is a multi-user shared instrumentation facility for materials characterization and research that spans disciplines from materials engineering and chemistry to soils and geology to biology and food science. Instrument capabilities include scanning and transmission electron microscopy, x-ray microanalysis, visible light and polarized light microscopy and powder x-ray diffraction.
Core Facility Name: CER StreamLab
Director/Manager: Prof. Ralph Budwig
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website address: uidaho.edu/engr/research/cer/research/stream-lab
CER StreamLab: A large-scale, tilting sediment flume to allow fundamental and applied research of processes in headwater streams and mountain rivers with a unique combination of scale, instrumentation, computer-control and ability to interface with researchers through the Internet.
Low-cost Aquatic Sensors: Design and fabrication of aquatic sensor systems for long-term field deployment. Measurements include dissolved oxygen, temperature, pressure, and electrical conductivity. Sensor systems are self-contained to take and store data for over a year and are powered by a small on-board battery.
Core Facility Name: Fish Ecology Research Lab (FERL)
Director/Manager: Chris Caudill
Contact information:208-885-7614, email@example.com
Website address: uidaho.edu/ferl
The UI FERL provides telemetry monitoring services, including fish tagging and monitoring using Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT), acoustic, and radio telemetry technologies. The center also provides water quality monitoring services using multimeter sondes and collection and sampling of benthic macroinvertebrate samples. The center provides necessary vehicles (trucks, autos, boats) to access field sites and required computers and software for data management and analysis support.
Core Facility Name: IVIS Imaging Service Center
Director/Manager: Shirley Luckhart
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website address: uidaho.edu/cals/center-for-health-in-the-human-ecosystem/ivis
The IVIS Imaging Service Center provides access to fluorescence and luminescence imaging technology through supervised use of the IVIS Lumina III. The Lumina III can be used for imaging of living prokaryotes (e.g., bacterial plates, films), invertebrates (e.g., nematodes, insects), fungi, plants and vertebrates (e.g., fish, mammals, birds) and ex vivo tissue specimens).