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Animal Imaging facility

Animal Imaging

Designed to assist members of the research community at UMass and on other Five College campuses to conduct research using live animal imaging technologies. The IVIS animal imager is the first such animal imager available for use in western Massachusetts.

  • IVIS SpectrumCT, a combination optical imager (bioluminescence/fluorescence), and
  • CT scanner, thus providing the capability to conduct both optical as well as three dimensional imaging in the same instrument.
  Campus Users Other Academic Institutions Industry
Animal Imaging $75/hour $105/hour  
Animal Imaging with Operator $110/hour $135/hour $195/hour
Rates are subject to change, contact facility to verify current fees.
Updated March 13, 2017
  • The UMass Flow Core Facility has been a great resource for our research on brain development. Aside from the high quality instrumentation they provide, Amy Burnside has been a committed collaborator to help us trouble hoot and perfect our novel use of FACS in our research for RNAseq quality isolations. We could not have obtained our results and supported funding without this facility and its superior technical support."

    —Michael Barresi, Associate Professor, Smith College

  • Dr. Burnside is very facile with sorting and fine-tuning the machine to get optimal results. Chargeback costs are quite reasonable considering her expertise on the machine and I would highly recommend using this core to anyone needing flow cytometry."

    —Alan Schneyer, Adjunct Professor, UMass Amherst
    CEO/CSO Fairbanks Pharmaceuticals

Facility Staff

Amy BurnsideAmy Burnside
Facility Director
(413) 545-1385 (Office)
N281 LSL


068 Integrated Sciences Building
University of Massachusetts Amherst
661 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003


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