The Optical Biology Center is a Shared Resource Facility to provide researchers access to resources, including state of the art instrumentation and technical support, to conduct biomedical research.

For training contact Dr. Adeela Syed at

Confocals and Volocity can be reserved from our Google Calendar



Adeela Syed, OBC Manager

Hours: ~9:00am to 3:00pm (except Wed) and by appt.

You can contact Adeela via email, text, or phone (949-285-0552) if you need immediate assistance.


Advnaced Automated Image Acquisition Workshop

The Optical Biology Core facility is hosting a workshop on how to automatically collect images from different regions on a single slide, while also taking z-stacks and/or time lapse images. This workshop will show users how to use the basic “Positions” tab and the more advanced “Multi-Time” Macro. These methods will allow users to set up different imaging parameters and then let the system image while you are away.

Recharge rates for Optical Biology Core facilities »

The optical Biology core facility has 2 confocals  available for open use after proper training. For training and more information contact Adeela (

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Automated Image Acquisition Workshop

Short on time but need your images right away? The OBC has two options to help you get images faster. Click here to learn more about the different options available.

Volocity Image analysis »

The OBC is running the latest version of Volocity Image Analysis Software. For more information Volocity and on how to get access to the software click here>>