NIC Scientific Gallery

Some examples of images generated using various instruments at the Nikon Imaging Center at Northwestern University.

  • Cytoskeletal Universe Cytoskeletal Universe Combined actin, vimentin and microtubule stains in a BHK cell (Rex Chisholm's Lab)
  • Devil's Angry Eyes Devil's Angry Eyes This iconic picture of HeLa cells served as the promotional image for the 2011-12 One-Book-One-Northwestern event in which Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" was featured. (Teng-Leong Chew's Lab)
  • Is it a rose? Is it a rose? Beta4 integrin (blue) and BPAG1e (magenta) within hemisdesmosomes that have been arranged by keratinocyte into a rose-like pattern (Jonathan Jones' Lab)
  • Prostate Biopsy Prostate Biopsy Spectrally unmixed Ki67-positive nuclei (red) within a highly autofluorescent prostate biopsy specimen. (Peter Gann's lab)
  • Myosin heads along stress fibers Myosin heads along stress fibers Comparison of myosin II sarcomeric periodicity (visualized by GFP-regulatory light chain) along stress fibers, as visualized by conventional confocal microscope (left) and N-SIM structured illumination super-resolution microscope (right). Under N-SIM, the individual globular heads of myosin II are clearly visible, as indicated by the red arrows. (Teng-Leong Chew's Lab)
  • Ratiometric image of myosin II phosphorylation Ratiometric image of myosin II phosphorylation Ptk2 cells were stained with antibody specific for phosphorylated form of myosin II regulatory light chain (RLC-p). The intensity of RLC-p stain was ratioed against GFP-RLC expressed in the cells to create this phosphorylation "heat map". (Rex Chisholm Lab)
  • Spiky! Spiky! Espin (green) bundles actin filaments (red) into microvilli that protrude upward from the monolayer of cells. (James Bartles' Lab)
  • More spiky creatures... More spiky creatures... (James' Bartles Lab)