The ICUC is open all day most weekdays as well as evenings from Sunday to Thursday.  The ICUC is staffed by a Student Staff member to answer questions and help with any equipment during the open evening hours Sunday through Thursday.


Check back for “how-to’s” on using all the state-of-the-art equipment in the ICUC.  Check here for protocols on:

  • capturing transmitted light images on all microscopes
  • capturing fluorescence images on epifluorescent microscopes
  • creating scale-bars on digital images
  • determining scale in images using ImageJ and Photoshop
  • collecting time-lapse video
  • aligning microscopes for Koehler illumination
  • how to document images properly in a lab notebook