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If you plan to use our facility, please visit the equipment web pages.  Our equipment web pages describe the instrument specification and capability to help you determine which microscope you should use.  Feel free to contact us by phone, e-mail, or in person to discuss which microscope is best suited for your experimental needs.  We would also like to give you a brief tour of our facilities and to offer a free consultation to discuss about experiments, instruments and plans.  

Once you decide to use facility, every user is required to fill out an LMW Imaging lab account form and bring it to us. The information in the account form allows us to set up a user account and/or training for you.    

First time users are encouraged to read the user manual of the instrument available at each equipment web pages and understand the overall procedure and features before training and using the instrument.

If you are planning to use instruments with lasers by yourself after training, you need to obtain a laser safety certificate.  It can be conveniently obtained by reading a powerpoint presentation, taking a quiz, and mailing it to USF Laser Safety Office. They will issue a certificate if you pass the quiz!