Policies & Procedures

Standard Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

During this time, assistance from facility managers Dr. Efimov and Dr. Yang are available.


  • Before working independently on any of the imaging systems, users have to complete hands-on training. Please contact facility managers Dr. Efimov ([email protected]) or Dr. Yang ([email protected]) or via phone 215-728-5675 to schedule a training session
  • All users should reserve time on the microscope using the online scheduling system confocal.fccc.edu 
  • Please appropriately acknowledge the Biological Imaging Facility in your publication. At a minimum, help from the facility should be listed. For custom experimental design, protocols, help with image analysis or methods writing, authorship should be considered according to the ABRF guidelines: https://www.abrf.org/authorship-guidelines
  • If you are using the Leica SP8 DIVE Multiphoton system data in your publication, please acknowledge the NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant used to purchase this instrument as follows: “Research reported in this publication was supported by the Office of the Director, National Institutes Of Health of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number S10OD023666. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.”