“The scientist does not study nature because it is useful to do so. He studies it because he takes pleasure in it; and he takes pleasure in it because it is beautiful.”

—Henri Poincare

About the Biology Department Imaging Facility

The imaging facility is a fee-for-service center available for the training and assistance of all members of the Washington University community, with special emphasis on all departments on the Danforth Campus.  The facility is available for trained users 7 days a week.  In addition, the facility instruments are available for use in university courses, and for upper level undergraduates involved in Bio 500 research.  The facility provides multiple demonstrations yearly for vendors of novel instrumentation, and tours can be arranged for faculty, job candidates and outside groups on request, including outreach tours for approved K-12 groups.  New to 2021, workshops are planned to provide hands-on experience with our newest instruments to help users get the most of their data.