The Advanced Light Microscopy Core was established in 2012 within the BioFrontiers Institute. We are an open-access facility that provides microscopy and image analysis services, as well as collaborating on research opportunities.

Please reach out if we can be of service to you.

Facility Impact

We have been a part of over 100 publications. An up-to-date list of publications can be found on our Publons page:

Contact Us

The facility is located in Room C350 within the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building (JSCBB).

Service requests

All microscopy and image analysis requests must be sent to our ticketing system at

Facility announcements

Join our ALMC Slack group for facility announcements.

Facility Staff

Dr. Joseph Dragavon


Office: C315 (JSCBB)
(303) 735-6988

Dr. Jian Wei Tay

Biological Image Analysis Group Leader

Office: A318 (JSCBB)
(303) 735-7526

Dr. Evolene Premillieu

Light Sheet Specialist

Office: C312 (JSCBB)

Prof. Amy Palmer

Faculty Advisor

About the BioFrontiers Institute

The BioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado (CU) is an interdisciplinary hub for bioscience research and education with a focus on improving human health. Scientists at BioFrontiers are deeply committed to unraveling the complexities of biology through integrating many disciplines, including biology, biochemistry, computer science, chemistry, physics and engineering. Our goal is to work collectively to uncover new knowledge at the frontiers of bioscience in order to unlock the origins of disease, guide more accurate diagnosis, and develop targeted treatments, all in an effort to prevent and eradicate some of society’s most difficult health problems.

Find out more here.

The CU Shared Instrumentation Network

The BioFrontiers ALMC is proud to be part of the CU Shared Instrumentation Network. The Shared Instrumentation Network is a resource for the entire CU Boulder campus that enables fundamental and applied research, and promotes interdisciplinary collaboration across our many departments, institutes and centers.

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