[Histonet] Microscopes: Thanks for all the info!

Mariano S. Viapiano msviapiano <@t> yahoo.com
Fri Sep 1 08:19:04 CDT 2006

Hello everybody,
Thank you very much for all the good advice and
interesting links that I got regarding the basic
microscopes for my lab. I will post here additional
questions once I learn more about the options that I
have for buying. 
Just for additional information, my major purchase is
likely going to be a Zeiss Axiovert-200 for
fluorescent live-cell imaging. I need an additional
basic inverted scope for routine checking of live and
stained cells and tissue slices (no high mag here),
and a relatively simple stereomicroscope for tissue
microdissection. I have found that there are two
forgotten microscopes in my department, which I can
freely "share" (i.e., install) in my new lab: An
inverted Nikon Diaphot (with plan-achro objectives
from 4x to 40x) and a stereo Nikon SMZ-10. However,
both seem to have been through a minor war or
something: they were kept in a warm/humid room used
for cultures and I don’t know how badly they may be
affected. In addition, the Diaphot doesn’t have a
specimen carrier so I will need to contact Nikon and
see about accessories for that scope. 

Best regards to all,

Mariano S. Viapiano, PhD
Center for Molecular Neurobiology
Ohio State University
226B Rightmire Hall
1060 Carmack Rd., Columbus OH 43210
Tel (614) 292-4362
Fax (614) 292-5379

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