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

Nina Strömgren Allen Plant Biology Graduate Student Research Endowment

Did you know that Dr. Nina Strömgren Allen, eminent cell biologist and previous director of CMIF, has established a Plant Biology Graduate Student Research Endowment in cooperation with the Department of Plant Biology? The endowment encourages and rewards academic achievement by plant biology students and provides support for their imaging projects at CMIF.  Watch out for a call for applications. To contribute to this endowment at the NC State Day of Giving on 03.27.19 please use the following link that will open a page to give to other areas in CALS. On the third page of the form you can designate to which fund the gift is directed. Here please fill in “Nina Stromgren Allen Plant Bio Grad Stud Rsrch End” .

Upcoming Events

April 5th 10:00 am to 5:00 pm: Imaris seminar and open analysis day.

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

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Crowd at seminar
Crowd at Seminar