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Optical Imaging MDT seminar series - next Monday 4/29/2019 KLEINFELD

The Medical Discovery Team in Optical Imaging & Brain Science is is hosting a seminar.

David Kleinfeld, PhD

The University of California at San Diego (UCSD)

Monday April 29, 2019
12:00 PM
CMRR seminar room (2-102)
2021 6th St SE

How blood flows throughout the neocortex

Follow the links for the speaker CV.


UIC ImageFest - Thank you!

Thank you to the UMN research community, visiting speakers, and sponsoring vendors for making the University Imaging Centers first annual ImageFest a success!


The University Imaging Centers are Hiring

The University Imaging Centers are Hiring!

We are seeking applicants who are service-oriented team players with excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills who enjoy moving science forward using state-of-the-art imaging resources.

The successful candidate will join a team of UIC associates responsible for the daily interactions of a dynamic interdisciplinary core facility at a major research University. This candidate will support and advance imaging projects primarily at our Jackson Hall location. This will include working on widefield, confocal, two photon, in vivo imaging and other efforts by the UIC.

We are looking for a degree in biology, chemistry or biomedical imaging. There is a need to be ready to help researchers with both trivial and advanced aspects of imaging projects. Experience in sample preparation (fixation, staining, antibody labeling, etc.), and advanced light microscopy is required and/or some experience with image analysis would be a strong plus. The successful candidate should be prepared to be in a dynamic multi-user environment whereby four basic areas of service must be covered:

  • Maximize the availability of advanced imaging technologies and methodologies to faculty, staff, students and external users. 
  • Bring expertise in new imaging technologies to users.
  • Educate the University community about new imaging technologies.
  • Promote interaction between developers of new imaging technology and potential users.

To learn more about the position or apply visit the UMN job posting.

High Resolution Form 2 SLA 3D Printing



The University Imaging Centers has recently installed a Form 2 SLA 3D printer.

Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing uses a laser to cure solid isotropic parts from a liquid photopolymer resin delivering high-resolution parts.

Stereolithography is a form of 3D printing technology used for creating models layer by layer using photopolymerization, a process by which light causes chains of molecules to link, forming polymers. Those polymers then make up the body of a three-dimensional solid.

To learn more visit UIC 3D Printing.

Scientific American: Superslow Brain Waves May Play a Critical Role in Consciousness

Credit: Getty Images

Every few seconds a wave of electrical activity travels through the brain, like a large swell moving through the ocean. Scientists first detected these ultraslow undulations decades ago in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanes of people and other animals at rest–but the phenomenon was thought to be either electrical "noise" or the sum of much faster brain signals and was largely ignored.

Now a study that measured these "infraslow" (less than 0.1 hertz) brain waves in mice suggests they are a distinct type of brain activity that depends on an animal's concious state. But big questions remain about these waves' origin and function.

Continue reading at Scientific American.