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Laurent A. Bentolila, Scientific Director Matt Schibler, Staff Scientist
ATTENTION: The ALMS Laboratory is closed to general access until further notice in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ONLY research activity approved by the UCLA Vice Chancellor for Research is allowed. Please contact Laurent Bentolila for further information.
The Advanced Light Microscopy/Spectroscopy Technology Center provides consultation,
services and support for the application of novel spectroscopic methods and advanced
image analysis techniques for the study of macromolecules, cellular dynamics and nanoscale
characterization of bio-materials.
The facility supports the development of novel imaging reagents and indicator probes
made of quantum dots that can be synthesized in various colors and functionalized with
various biological molecules.
The facility also provides a collection of customized confocal fluorescence microscopes
to study these processes in whole organisms and in living cells, down to the single
molecule detection level.
Two optical suites of 2,500 square feet were specifically designed to house our
microscopes with the required environment control (low vibration, air-filtered, airconditioned
to +1°C and light-tight).