Optical Imaging & Vital Microscopy (OiVM) Core Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX US
The mission of the Optical Imaging & Vital Microscopy Core (OiVM) is to provide state-of-the-art instrumentation and cutting edge imaging/image analysis tools for the research applications of a broad range of BCM investigators. This core is dedicated to vital and intravital imaging of cellular processes within cells, intact tissue explants, developing embryos and functioning organs within the live animal. Our users are focused on a variety of applications such as understanding cell migration, optimizing angiogenic therapies, how blood flow influences development and cancer, immune cell recruitment, stem cell-niche interactions and cancer metastasis.
The OiVM is proudly supported by the Advanced Technology Core Laboratories at the Baylor College of Medicine.