Waksman Institute Shared Imaging Facility

Overview of Services

The Waksman Institute Shared Imaging Facility is located on Busch Campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Our Facility provides training and access to cutting edge optical imaging capabilities on four fluorescent microscopes and two image analysis workstations and provides researchers the ability to image a variety of sample types. Some of the Facility microscope features include deconvolution, quantification, co-localization, FRET, FRAP, FLIM, time-lapse, spinning disk super resolution (SRRF-Stream), photo-ablation optogenetics, structured illumination super resolution (SIM, SMLM and TIRF) and SIM widefield (WF), as well as software tools for image analysis. We are open to researchers from Rutgers University as well as from other institutions and companies in the area. Our services include consultation for instrument selection, training, technical support, individual use by trained and approved researchers, and consultation on image analysis. We do not provide sample prep services. 


Nanci Kane Manager   nkane@waksman.rutgers.edu

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Open 24/7

*Staffed Monday - Friday 9AM - 5PM

190 Frelinghuysen Rd.
Piscataway, NJ 08854


Rutgers Links and Resources

  1. Rutgers iLab User Manuals
  2. Rutgers iLab Video Tutorials
  3. Rutgers iLab FAQs


Core Links and Resources

  1. Waksman Institute Shared Imaging Facility website
  2. Publication Tracker Form
  3. How to report microscopy methods in papers
  4. Zeiss Elyra7 video tutorials
  5. Leica Stellaris8 FLIM
  6. Andor Dragonfly Fusion Software help
  7. Zeiss ZEN lite (free) download for Windows
  8. LAS X lite (free) download for Windows
  9. Imaris Viewer (free) download for Mac or PC


Name Role Phone Email Location
Nanci Kane


Kevin Malone
Facilities (contact for room temp., leaks etc)