Department of Medicine


Indiana O’Brien Center for Advanced Microscopic Analysis

Using the O'Brien Center
Microscopy Facility

In June 2002, the IU Division of Nephrology received NIH funding to establish a George M. O'Brien Center for Advanced Renal Microscopic Analysis at the Indiana Center for Biological Microscopy. The primary goal of this Center is to develop new optical methodologies for investigators in Nephrologic and Urologic Research. Approaches include intravital multiphoton microscopy, 3-dimensional imaging and quantitative microscopic analyses.

An interdependent goal of this project is to assist NIH-funded and other investigators in implementing these new techniques for their specific research needs, either in their laboratories, or utilizing the facilities of the Center.