Microscope Facility (MicFac)


Our mission is to facilitate preclinical and basic science research. We are constantly purchasing or building new equipment, so all of our instrumentation and software are state-of-the-art. Just in the last three years, we've added >$2M of new equipment. We are one of the largest and most popular facilities in Baltimore providing microscopy and imaging services. We can assist you in your microscopy or we can train subscribing lab users to operate microscopes themselves. We are proud of our high-quality specimen preparation and the corresponding high quality of images that we provide. Read FAQ to see the ways that we can help you with microscopy.


Part of our mission is to train and educate users so that they can best use the services and equipment we provide. In addition to specific instrument training, we offer elective courses for credit, as well as individual workshops that highlight technologies or tools.


Because each research question is different, we are eager to help you meet those challenges by designing experimental procedures or developing custom hardware, software or specimen protocols. Let's solve the problem and get the answers together!


Call or email us for help with your research needs.



Scot C. Kuo, Director

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Cell Biology


Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

open: 24h/day, 7d/week
staff: 8:30a - 5:00p Mon-Fri

Physiology Bldg, Rm G04, 725 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21205

Links and Resources

  1. JHU SOM Microscope Facility (MicFac)
  2. MicFac WebCalendar (reservations)


Name Role Phone Email Location
MicFac Staff

Physiology Building GO4

Available Equipment and Resources

Advanced Fluor. Microscopes (5)
Basic Fluor. Microscopes (4)
Confocal Microscopes (7)
Electron Microscope (3)
Sample Preparation (3)