Welcome to the Center for Cellular Imaging

The overarching goal of the Center for Cellular Imaging (WUCCI) is to provide reliable and affordable access to state-of-the-art cellular imaging technologies, provide professional guidance in experimental design, sample preparation and data analysis, develop and apply new imaging technologies and work collaboratively with Wash U researchers to advance our understanding of human health and disease.

Do you want to know how much our services cost? How to acknowledge WUCCI in a publication? Or our policies for handling biohazardous materials? Please visit our User Info page before emailing us—you may find your answer there faster.

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Comprehensive facility

WUCCI offers the full range of services, from training to sample preparation to data analysis. New users should start by visiting our introductory guide and usage policy.

Innovation & collaboration

The WUCCI is engaged in a number of research and development efforts with regard to the development of new instrumentation and imaging workflows. Specifically these are focused on the following themes:

  • Biological Applications of Ion Microscopy
  • 3DEM approaches for building navigable models of health and disease
  • Automated sample preparation instrumentation
  • Novel algorithms and interfaces for the visualization and manipulation of large-scale multi-dimensional datasets

The WUCCI welcomes collaboration in the areas of high-resolution imaging studies where relating structure to dynamic function is the focus. In particular the WUCCI is engaged in developing opportunities for program project grants (P01), core resource grants (P30) and joint research project grants (R01).

In this lab, we believe …

We in WUCCI are committed to racial justice, diversity, inclusion and support of marginalized and underrepresented communities.

This means that we strive:

  • To continually educate ourselves about racial justice and systemic discrimination against marginalized communities
  • To listen to and uplift voices from those communities even when they challenge our own assumptions and make us uncomfortable.
  • To speak out and push for change when we see microaggressions or institutional policies that disadvantage those communities, both within our group and within the larger campus community.