Bermuda grass anther
Title for Image
Corepopsis disc floret
Fruit fly brain
Black swallowtail wing
heart cells
mouse heart
Heart cells
Virus infected heart cell
Arabidopsis root
Arabidopsis root
Arabidopsis embryo
Arabidospis flower
Strawberry stigma and norovirus
Zebrafish head
Zebrafish head
zebrafish blood vessels
zebrafish blood vessels

Recent News

Reduced CMIF operation during coronavirus pandemic

CMIF is currently operating with significant service reductions. For your safety and ours we need you to adhere to the CDC and NC State safety rules as posted. Remember to wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face. We have soap, disinfectant gel and wipes as well as gloves in CMIF and we wipe down “high touch” surfaces on a regular basis. Stay home if you are sick!!! PLEASE!!!

Training and in-person assistance will be limited and is subject to staff availability. Please make sure to give us plenty of notice when you need training or in-person assistance and communicate any change in plan promptly. Keep in mind that we might have to cancel on short notice for health reasons and other emergencies. We will waive cancellation fees during this crisis.

Fully trained facility users are welcome to continue to use our equipment as usual until further notice. Since in person assistance will be limited we will do our best to assist you remotely by phone and/or video conferencing during regular working hours. Contact information is posted at the workstations and we will monitor and respond to email messages promptly.

Thank you for understanding. This is a fluid situation. Stay tuned for updates.

Let’s all work together to flatten the curve and protect the pack! Be safe and stay healthy!

About this Facility

The Cellular and Molecular Imaging Facility at North Carolina State University is located in 4115 Gardner Hall on the North Campus. It was established by Dr. Nina Strömgren Allen in 1996. The facility contains a number of state-of-the-art light microscopes, including a Zeiss LSM 880 confocal system with Airyscan and a Zeiss Z.1 lightsheet microscope.


CMIF’s mission is to provide access to advanced imaging equipment that enhances the research and teaching environment of NC State. Support and training is provided by experienced personnel.

CMIF primarily serves the NC State community and is also open to scientists from other universities and local industries.

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Zeiss Lightsheet Z1

Zeiss Lightsheet Z.1 Workstation


Olympus MVX10
Macro Zoom Microscope

Zeiss Axioimager

Zeiss LSM710

Zeiss LSM 710
confocal workstation


fluorescence stereo

Educational Resources

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Crowd at seminar
Crowd at Seminar