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Imaging and Cell Metabolism

Overview of Services


The Microscopy core will provide use of two confocal microscopes, one transmission electron microscope, and one ultramicrotome. Training will be provided to new users. In some cases, core personnel can be hired to perform all aspects of an experiment; in other cases, users may use the equipment on their own.


Cell Metabolism Analysis

The Cell Metabolism Core allows users to measure mitochondrial and non-mitochondrial oxygen consumption and glycolysis in live cells, whole organisms and tissues on a 24 well format or on a 8 well format. There are two instruments available, the XF24 and the XFp Analyzers. The instruments are capable of analyzing up to 6 conditions at four replicates each. The analyzers is located in Manville Health Sciences 8E. The Cell Metabolism Core has been opened on February of 2017, and it is housed within the Department of Pharmacology.


This core was supported, in part, by the Cell Biology COBRE, a grant from the NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (GM103554). The Leica SP8 confocal was supported, in part, by the Integrative Neuroscience COBRE, a grant from the NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (GM103650). The iLab license was provided by the NV INBRE Administrative Supplement, a grant from the NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences (GM103440-14A1S1).


Chris von Bartheld | Core Director

Location and hours of operation 

Hours Open


Hours Staffed




Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm


Olympus Confocal
Howard 144
1664 North Virginia
Reno, NV, 89557


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm


Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm


Tranmission Electron Microscope; Ultramicrotome
Manville 14
1664 North Virginia
Reno, NV, 89557


Monday - Friday


Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm


Leica SP8 Confocal
Fleischmann Life Sciences 324
1664 North Virginia
Reno, NV, 89557


Monday - Friday
7am - 5pm


Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm


Cell Metabolism Analysis
Manville Health Sciences Building 16 (Sample Prep Room)
1664 North Virginia
Reno, NV, 89557


Links and Resources


Name Role Phone Email Location
Chris von Bartheld
Core director
Manville 3
Andrea Agarwal
Operation and maintenance of transmission electron microscope and ultramicrotome
Manville 7
Alexander van der Linden
Cellular and Molecular Imaging (CMI) Core Director, oversee use of the Leica confocal microscope
Fleischmann Life Sciences, room 339
Robert Renden
Oversee use of School of Medicine confocal microscope
Manville 12A
Ruben K. Dagda
Oversee use of Seahorse instruments
Manville Health Sciences 8E and 19
Raul Dagda
Cell Metabolism Core Assistant/ Co-Director
Manville Health Sciences 8E
Mitchell Pisane
Cell Metabolism Assistant
Manville Health Sciences 19 and 8E
Mariana Grigoruta
Cell Metabolism Assistant
Howard Medical Sciences, room 148
Lars Strother
Director, Neuroimaging
Mack Social Science, room 406
Aja McDonagh
CMI Core Assistant
Fleischmann Life Sciences, room 336

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