Core Facility

Please contact Guoxin Rong with regard to the general use policy and new user trainings


ATTENTION: The ICILS Core is open to NU researchers who have fulfilled the requirements outlined in this COVID-19 Laboratory Reopening Plan.
Note: We are now offering 90% off rate for nightly (6PM-9AM) and weekend usage to encourage schedule staggering during COVID-19 Pandemic


Please acknowledge ICILS in your publication! We suggest the following text in the acknowledgements section of your paper: “We thank the Institute for Chemical Imaging of Living Systems at Northeastern University for consultation and imaging support”


Zeiss LSM 800

  • Laser line: 405, 488, 561, 640 nm
  • Objective: , 10×, 20×, 40×, 63×
  • Fixed cell/tissue imaging,
  • Image Tiling
  • NU user: 30$/hr; Academia: $50/hr; Industry: 70$/hr

Zeiss LSM 880

Zeiss LSM 880 NLO

Zeiss Lightsheet Z1

  • Laser line: 405, 488, 561, 638 nm
  • Objective:5×, 10×-water, 20×-CLARITY
  • CO2/temperature control,
  • Large scale 3D tissue imaging
  • arivis Vision4D software
  • NU user: 50$/hr; Academia: $70/hr; Industry: 90$/hr

Zeiss AxioZoom V16

  • Continuous zoom with high NA
  • Large filed of view
  • Apotome.2 Structured Illumination Module
  • In vivo and model organism Imaging
  • NU user: 20$/hr; Academia: $30/hr; Industry: 40$/hr

Bruker Biospec 3T MRI

  • Automated animal positioning
  • Multimodal rat/mouse cradle
  • Large sequence portfolio
  • Cardiac, lung, brain Imaging
  • Localized MR Spectroscopy
  • NU user: 100$/hr; Academia: $150/hr; Industry: 200$/hr