Purdue Imaging Facility (PIF)


Overview of Services

The Purdue Imaging Facility (PIF) provides the instruments and expertise needed to visualize molecules in preparations ranging from single cells to entire animals. All facility users receive individualized instrument training as well as project-specific advice for optimal data acquisition. Consultation on sample preparation, image rendering and data analysis are also available. Collaborations and contract research services are encouraged.


Our PIF is distributed in two different buildings, Bindley B071 and Hansen B032. 



All Nikon Systems

IncuCyte S3 Live Cell

Zeiss 880 Upright Confocal


Spectral Ami



Nikon Offline Analysis PC

Zeiss Offline Analysis PC

Animal Offline Analysis PC













**For NON Purdue individuals: Before you register, you must be assigned a Business Partner Number and given a PUID to register/login.  

Please contact the Director of the core, Andy Schaber at schaber@purdue.edu.  An email will be sent to you with your PUID and instructions on how to get registered. 


Andy Schaber, Director


Location and Hours of Operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday      

9 am - 5 pm 


Hansen Life Sciences Building, Room B032

201 S. University St.

West Lafayette, IN  47907


*Swipe card access to both facilities, Bindley and Hansen, is controlled by Susan McCreery (smccreer@purdue.edu), Administrative Assistant, Bindley Bioscience Center. Access is granted after completion of safety training. 

*if you need 24hrs/7day access to HANS, a building key is required to Hansen and must be provided from Hansen’s Building Deputy, at 765-496-6548.

Links and Resources

Purdue Imaging Facility

Microscopy U - The Source for Microscopy Education

Zeiss - Education in Microscopy and Digital Imaging

Leica Microsystems

Olympus - Microscopy Resource Center

Spectral Instruments Imaging



Super Resolution STORM Imaging information can be found with these documents

TIRF STORM Training for Purdue


STORM Protocol

N-STORM Sample Prep


Funding sources:

Pilot Funding for Research Use of Core Facilities (Fall)  https://www.indianactsi.org/researchers/funding/open-funding-opportunities#CPF201909

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 9, 2019 

The Indiana CTSI Pilot Funding program is intended to promote the use of technologies and expertise afforded by the Indiana CTSI Core Facilities available at all partner institutions. Successful proposals will demonstrate outstanding scientific merit that can be linked to generating extramural funding or novel intellectual property (IP). Success of the program will be viewed, in part, by the fostering of new funded grants or providing significant contributions to grant renewals. Therefore, proposals will be judged with equal measure on scientific merit and the likelihood of generating new IP or extramural grant support. 

Contact Information: 317-278-2822 icreate@iu.edu 

Applications to this program are expected to have a maximum requested amount of $10,000; projects are two years in duration



In publications that describe research that took place at the facility, authors will be required to include a statement acknowledging the user of the facility and the Bindley Bioscience Center:  "The author(s) acknowledge the use of the facilities of the Bindley Bioscience Center, a core facility of the NIH-funded Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute."


Name Role Phone Email Location
Andy Schaber
Facility Director
HANS B032 or BIND B071
Maria I Olivero-Acosta
Teaching Assistant