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A confocal laser scanning microscope for Neuroscience Imaging Center  

This grant supports the purchase of a modern confocal laser confocal scanning microscope (Zeiss LSM 710) with wide spectral scanning capability, high resolution, and high sensitivity for a Neuroscience Imaging Center at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. With this state-of-the-art instrument, neuroscientists will have great flexibility to determine the precise location, and biochemical nature, of neurons, their extensive processes, and their synaptic connections. Researchers at the Neuroscience Imaging Center will be studying a broad array of problems, from how neurons develop appropriate connections, to understanding which ion channels sculpt their electrical behavior necessary for communication. Brain proteins abnormally expressed in a variety of genetic conditions, such as those related to some forms of autism, will be examined with this microscope. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $466,377.00
Current Award Period 2010-2012
Project Number 1S10RR027221-01
Principal Investigator Armstrong, William
Received ARRA Funding? Yes
Strategic Plan Question Question 7: What Other Infrastructure and Surveillance Needs Must Be Met? (Infrastructure)
Subcategory Research Infrastructure
Strategic Plan Objective 7Other. Not specific to Question 7 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Tennessee Health Science Center
State/Country Tennessee
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