Many research laboratories lack the means (and skilled technicians) by which to maintain sufficiently advanced microscopy and imaging technologies. At City of Hope, we support investigators whose research requires high-quality imagery and comprehensive service. 

Our research-grade facility and equipment perfectly enable the observation and documentation you require for publications, for grant proposals, and for education.

The Light Microscopy Digital Imaging Core makes available the latest research platforms for automated microscopy experiments, for advanced observation techniques, and for sophisticated digital image processing and analysis. Our team of researchers and technicians is comprised of experienced specialists who not only provide onboarding and instruction—they also work as consulting practitioners.

Our imaging stations are fully outfitted with the software you’ll need, including advanced high-end imaging workstations for 3D rendering, quantification, and analysis.

We also offer a networked station (suitable for teaching) that allows for remote operation, includes a large, wall-mounted plasma screen, and is portable within the lab. 

Our laboratory is directed by Brian Armstrong, Ph.D. - Director, Light Microscopy Imaging Core

Our services include:

  • Instruction in general aspects of light and confocal microscopy

  • Instruction in general aspects of digital imaging and image analysis

  • Instruction in operation of Light Microscopy Digital Imaging Core equipment

  • Consultation on microscopy and imaging projects

Our equipment includes:

Our Light Microscopy Digital Imaging Core is located at:

City of Hope
1500 East Duarte Road
Furth Building
Room F1113
Duarte, CA 91010-3000

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Monrovia Research Center
1218 S. Fifth Ave
Monrovia CA 91016.

Brian Armstrong
Core Director
626-256-HOPE (4673), ext. 62872
[email protected]
Furth Building, Room F1113

Loren Quintanar
Research Associate II
626-256-HOPE (4673), ext. 62874
[email protected]
Furth Building, Room F1113

Note: This core is not supported by the National Cancer Institute-funded Cancer Center Support Grant.