Imaging Core Facility

Overview of Services

The Cell Imaging Core Laboratory is committed to excellence in research and education. We provide expert technical assistance and instrumentation in support of investigators. The Core also educates graduate students in the basic principles of imaging. The core is directed by Dr. Graydon Gonsalvez. Daily operations and maintenance are the responsibility of Dr. Xuezhi (Rachel) Cui.


The Cell Imaging Core Laboratory is located in CB-2309 and has the following research capabilities:

Multiphoton Microscopy/Confocal Microscopy

Digital Light Microscopy
Quantitative Analysis
Image Enhancement
3D Reconstruction



User Consultations
Investigators are encouraged to consult with the director and staff to address technical questions. 


User Training
The sophistication of the instrumentation requires that investigators who expect to use the equipment receive training. Additional technical assistance will be available as needed to support use of the instruments.



Graydon Gonsalvez, Director of Facility 


Location and hours of operation

The Cell Imaging Core will be available for use Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and will follow the Augusta University calendar for holidays.

Access on nights/weekends is given only to authorized users.


Links and Resources



Name Role Phone Email Location
Xuezhi (Rachel) Cui, PhD
Research Manager
Graydon Gonsalvez, PhD
Scientific Director
CB 2917A