Imaging Core

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Experimental Resources

  • Experimental design
  • Sample preparation
  • Usage of equipment: confocal, two-photon microscopes, cryostat, etc.
  • Hands-on individual training on the Core’s or PI’s equipment
  • Data acquisition
  • Data analysis and preparation of figures and presentations


  • Written technical parts of grants and manuscripts, and IACUC protocols
  • Letters of support for grant applications

Educational Resources (coming soon)

  • A website that includes:
  1. A shared Burke-wide antibody database with antibody’s source, validation and RRID number.
  2. Adapted experimental protocols.
  3. Guidance for figure preparation.
  4. Advertising materials for currently available techniques including images and movies with technical details.
  5. Detailed description of the Core equipment.
  6. Equipment reservation log.
  7. Links to publications with innovative techniques.
  • Training courses (basics of immunocytochemistry, confocal and two-photon microscopy, figure preparation, ImageJ data analysis, and optogenetics from the experimental point of view).
  • Seminars demonstrating new techniques developed at the Imaging Core or potentially interesting to the investigators.

Conditions & Recovery

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Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the U.S.
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Around the world, between 300,000 and 500,000 people are living with a SCI.
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In the U.S., over 5.3 million adults and children live with TBI.
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Worldwide, over 24 million children and adults are living with CP.
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Worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer's and other dementias.
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These will double by 2050.
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Write and walk again.
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Pain free, touch and smell like before.
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Remember and speak clearly.
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See better.