Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2013

1684  University of Houston  (21162)

Principal Investigator: ROMAN,GREGG

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 565,372

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes

Start and End Dates: 8/1/12 <> 7/31/15

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: BIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY

Department, Center, School, or Institute: NSM

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: MRI: Acquisition of a Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope Facility for Interdisciplinary Live Cell Imaging

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: National Science Foundation

Program Title: none
CFDA Linked: Biological Sciences


DBI-1229489 - The objective of this proposal is to obtain a Leica SP5 fixed-stage upright confocal microscope for the Department of Biology and Biochemistry of the University of Houston. This instrument will be used to develop a core facility for imaging of neural activity, sub-cellular protein location and movement, and to examine in vivo biochemistry. A second core will also be established for computer assisted image analysis. This microscope is necessary both to maintain confocal capabilities of the Department of Biology and Biochemistry, and to expand the ability for investigations into new areas in biology and biochemistry. The state-of-the-art confocal microscope will permit advanced techniques such as uncaging neurotransmitters, fluorescent resonant energy transfer (FRET), and fluorescent recovery after photobleaching (FRAP).

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