Bermuda grass anther
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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

New equipment reservation procedure in effect

In an effort to better serve our customers, CMIF has switched to an online Lab Management system for equipment reservations, training requests, and billing. Through this system, users can request training, schedule all CMIF equipment, and monitor student usage and spending on their projects. All reservations for use of CMIF equipment after August 31, 2017 must be made through the Lab Management portal. Please see our user guide and the Lab Management resource page for more detailed instructions.

Movie of the Week

Get inspired by Nobel Laureate Dr. Eric Betzig’s lecture on “Imaging Life at High Spatiotemporal Resolution” recorded live on 3/9/15 at UC Berkeley. The Science is excellent and his story is worthy of a Hollywood treatment. View Movie of the Week in our Resource Video Gallery.

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