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.

Confocals: Zeiss LSM780, LSM700, Leica Sp8

Light-sheet: Zeiss Z1 (Cover image of whole mouse brain expressing Thy1-EGFP, ChAT-tdTomato and imaged on the Z1 lightsheet, is courtesy Ricardo Azevedo, MSTP and Professor Sunil Gandhi, PhD)

Software: Imaris 3D/4D, Arivis Vision 4D, Volocity, Huygens SVI

For training contact Dr. Adeela Syed at


Adeela Syed PhD, OBC Manager

Hours: ~9:30am to 4:00pm and by appt.

You can contact Adeela via email (, or phone (949-824-3856)

Rahul Warrior PhD, OBC Director