TTUHSC School of Pharmacy

Confocal Microscope

Confocal Microscopy



Confocal microscopy utilizes the basic principles of fluorescence microscopy, but unlike regular epifluorescence (widefield) microscopes, confocal microscopes take advantage of pinhole apertures to preferentially permit focused (or "aligned") light through each pinhole to provide a visual representation of the specimen. This feature provides enhanced contrast and superior optical sectioning capabilities; therefore, this technique is ideal for thicker specimens such as multiple cell layers or tissues.

70452 Confocal Microscope 

School of Pharmacy Confocal Microscope Published Imagery:

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Faculty Contact:

Texas Tech University Health Science Center
School of Pharmacy
1300 Coulter St. Room B33
Amarillo, TX  79106
Map to Location


Dr. Ulrich Bickel, M.D.

Office: SOP 442

Phone: 806-414-9236



Staff Contact: for training and assistance

Hourly user fee: $20

Hourly rate for technician: $40

Online Reservation

Dr. Zijuan Liu, Ph.D.

Office: ARB 2100A 

Phone: 806-414-9199


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