Plant Cell Imaging Center

The Plant Cell Imaging Center (PCIC) provides researchers at Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI), Cornell University, and SUNY Cortland with access to high-resolution fluorescence microscopes, including a confocal microscope with spectral and quantitative imaging capabilities. The instrumentation in the facility is optimized for the analysis of plant cellular processes, and the center is dedicated to bringing modern imaging technologies to plant biologists with all levels of expertise. Training and assistance with the use of the microscopes, software, and data analysis are provided. For more information contact PCIC.

Funding for the purchase of the microscopes was provided by the National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Program (NSF DBI-0618969).

To schedule an appointment for training with microscope use, or for questions, please e-mail, call (607) 254-4436, or come to the center between the hours of 9 am and 1 pm. The facility is located on the first floor of BTI (room 104B).

Our mailing address:

Mamta Srivastava, PhD
Manager, Plant Cell Imaging Center (PCIC)
Boyce Thompson Institute
533 Tower Road
Ithaca, NY 14853-1801

E-mail List (

This e-mail list allows its members to receive updates regarding our facility and to share information. It is also the place where confocal users will post reservation changes or cancellations. For this reason, all confocal users are automatically subscribed after training (unless specifically requested).

Once subscribed to this list, you can send a message to all its members. Messages sent to this list are not edited or moderated, and should be restricted to PCIC or microscopy-related topics.

To join or unsubscribe: Contact PCIC.

To post: Send a message. Use a subject title that corresponds to the content of the message.

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