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Live Imaging and Bioenergetics Facility

The Live Imaging and Bioenergetics Facility supports a range of applications including:

  • in vivo imaging of live animals
  • time-lapse live cell imaging with high-resolution optical sectioning
  • deep imaging of fixed CLARITY tissues
  • calcium imaging
  • photo switching and photo uncaging
  • Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching (FRAP)
  • Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)
  • laser ablation
  • measuring mitochondrial respiration and glycolysis in live cells in real time

Complete the online application to become a user of this and other ASRC facilities.

Facility Details

  • Agilent Seahorse XFe24

    Agilent Seahorse XFe24 Analyzer ›

    The cutting-edge Agilent Seahorse XFe24 Analyzer is capable of measuring the oxygen consumption rate (OCR) and extracellular acidification rate (ECAR) of live cells in a multi-well plate to interrogate key cellular functions such as mitochondrial respiration and glycolysis.
  • bitplane imaris

    Bitplane Imaris ›

    Bitplane Imaris is a world’s leading interactive 3/4D image visualization and analysis software. The Full Spectrum package includes two full collections of Imaris image analysis and visualization modules as well as deconvolution software AutoQuant and 3D alignment and reconstruction tool Voloom.
  • Zeiss LSM 880 Airyscan Fast Live Cell

    Zeiss LSM 880 Airyscan Fast Live Cell ›

    The Zeiss LSM 880 Airyscan Fast Live Cell is a unique confocal that provides high resolution, sensitivity and speed that enables gentle live cell imaging with super resolution.
  • Zeiss LSM 880 NLO Two Photon

    Zeiss LSM 880 NLO Two Photon ›

    The state of the art Zeiss LSM 880 NLO upright two photon confocal microscope is equipped with tunable Spectra Physics Mai Tai HP DeepSee laser (690-1040 nm) in addition to 6 visible spectrum laser lines (405, 458, 488, 514, 561, 633nm).
ZEISS LSM880 Live Cell
CUNY User $50/hr
Non-CUNY Academic User $75/hr
Start-up Companies $150/hr
Industrial Companies $250/hr
ZEISS LSM880 Two Photon
CUNY User $50/hr
Non-CUNY Academic User $75/hr
Start-up Companies $150/hr
Industrial Companies $250/hr
Bitplane Imaris
CUNY User $20/hr
Non-CUNY Academic User $30/hr
Start-up Companies $40/hr
Industrial Companies $60/hr
Satellite Licence
CUNY User $60/3 days, $100/7 days
Non-CUNY Academic User $90/3 days, $150/7 days
Start-up Companies $180/3 days, $300/7 days
Industrial Companies $300/3 days, $600/7 days
Agilent Seahorse XFe24
CUNY User $150/plate
Non-CUNY Academic User $200/plate
Start-up Companies $300/plate
Industrial Companies $450/plate
Seahorse Supplies
XFe24 Cell Culture Microplate #100777-004 $20/plate
XFe24 FluxPak Sensor Cartridge#102340-100 $80/plate
Leica CS2 Slide Scanner
CUNY User $40/hr
Non-CUNY Academic User $60/hr
Industry Rate $150/hr
Other Rates
Data Analysis $100/hr
Staff Operation Instrument $100/hr
Industry Rate $300/hr


PDF invoices will be emailed to PIs on the 15th of each calendar month.

Invoices can be sent to additional personnel or separated by account on request. Please contact Dr. Ye He to adjust your invoicing instructions.

Payment Options

For CUNY PIs With RF CUNY Accounts

One the second page of the invoice, CUNY PI’s with RF accounts must identify the accounts you wish to take funds out of for payment. You have the opportunity to split across RF accounts if you like.

Sign and return the invoice(s) via email to or via fax to (212) 417-8567 for the funds to be transferred.

For Other PIs

Sign and mail the invoice(s) along with check payment to:

Finance Department
Research Foundation of CUNY
230 West 41st Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Tracking Charges

PI’s can utilize Badger to view accumulated charges at any time. Review the Badger Instructions for PIs for more information on accessing this information.

Please contact Dr. Ye He with any questions regarding billing.

Please read the following carefully and make sure you fully understand and agree with our policies before scheduling any use of the facility.

  1. All PIs must have accounts registered with the ASRC Neuroscience Initiative before the lab members use the facility.
  2. All the instruments must be reserved for a minimum 1 hour per session. The usage charge will be round up to an hour.
  3. If a single user uses microscope for more than 8 hours in one session, they will be charged at the full rate for the first 8 hours and the reduced rate of $20 for any hours over 8 hours.
  4. Reservation can be modified and canceled 24 hours in advance by the user. Please notify the facility director if you need to make changes within 24 hours. No shows will be charged for a 50% reserved instrument fee.
  5. Make sure to “enable” and “disable” the instrument in Badger for each session (except for Imaris satellite license). Failure to do this will be charged a $20 admin fee.
  6. The charge will be based on both the reservation and actual usage, whichever is longer.
  7. Users are expected to clean the microscope lens immediately after usage. Violators will be charged a $50 fine for the first time, $100 for the second time, and banned from usage after the third time.

Facilities, Equipment List and Budget Estimation for your grant applications using Live Imaging and Bioenergetics Core.

Carl Zeiss Microscopy Online Campus  for everything related to Zeiss microscopes.

Molecular Probes School of Fluorescence for basic information on fluorescence and imaging plus sample preparation tips and protocols.

iBiology Microscopy Course for online video lectures on microscopy technologies.

Imaris Learning Center for tutorial videos on basic and advanced applications using Imaris.

Basic Procedures to Run a Seahorse XFe24 Assay

Agilent Seahorse Cell Reference Database for publications relevant to your research area and methods relevant to your cell of interest.

Agilent Seahorse Advanced Procedures for applications, protocols and tips to tailor the experiment for your specific research using XF cell analyzer.

For more information, please contact:

  • Ye He, Ph.D.
    • Director, Live Imaging and Bioenergetics Facility
    • Co-Director, MALDI-TOF MS Imaging Facility
    • Research Associate Professor, Neuroscience Initiative
    Phone: 212.413.3182