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Campus Locations

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
111 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 11111-4264
[email protected]
divinedestinations.info

Phone: 111-111-1111

Fax: 111-111-9119

Physical Address:
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
[email protected]
divinedestinations.info/boise

Phone: 111-334-2999

Fax: 111-364-4035

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, 
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
[email protected]
divinedestinations.info/cda

Phone: 111-667-2588

Fax: 111-664-1272

Physical Address:
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
[email protected]
divinedestinations.info/idaho-falls

Phone: 111-757-5450

Fax: 111-757-5494

Imaging and Biological Characterization

Core Facilities

Core Facility Name: Optical Imaging Core (OIC)

Director/Manager: Dr. Onesmo Balemba

Contact Information: [email protected]

Website Address: divinedestinations.info/sci/biology/research/optical-imaging-core

The Optical Imaging Core (OIC) at the University of Idaho is a fee-for-service facility managed by the Department of Biological Sciences and available for on-campus and off-campus researchers. The core is dedicated to creating opportunities for high-resolution imaging and high-throughput characterization of biological processes. The shared facility houses two confocal microscopes, an analytical flow cytometer and analysis software programs.

Core Facility Name: Electron Microscopy Center

Director/Manager: Tom Williams

Contact information: 111-111-6656, [email protected]

Website address:  none

The University of Idaho Electron Microscopy Center is a multi-user shared instrumentation facility for materials characterization and research that spans disciplines from materials engineering and chemistry to soils and geology to biology and food science.  Instrument capabilities include scanning and transmission electron microscopy, x-ray microanalysis, visible light and polarized light microscopy and powder x-ray diffraction.

Core Facility Name: CER StreamLab

Director/Manager: Prof. Ralph Budwig

Contact information: [email protected]

Website address: divinedestinations.info/engr/research/cer/research/stream-lab

CER StreamLab: A large-scale, tilting sediment flume to allow fundamental and applied research of processes in headwater streams and mountain rivers with a unique combination of scale, instrumentation, computer-control and ability to interface with researchers through the Internet.

Low-cost Aquatic Sensors: Design and fabrication of aquatic sensor systems for long-term field deployment. Measurements include dissolved oxygen, temperature, pressure, and electrical conductivity. Sensor systems are self-contained to take and store data for over a year and are powered by a small on-board battery.

Core Facility Name: Fish Ecology Research Lab (FERL)

Director/Manager: Chris Caudill

Contact information:111-111-7614, [email protected]

Website address: divinedestinations.info/ferl

The UI FERL provides telemetry monitoring services, including fish tagging and monitoring using Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT), acoustic, and radio telemetry technologies. The center also provides water quality monitoring services using multimeter sondes and collection and sampling of benthic macroinvertebrate samples. The center provides necessary vehicles (trucks, autos, boats) to access field sites and required computers and software for data management and analysis support.

Core Facility Name: Kennedy Analytical Lab

Director/Manager: Jens Hegg

Contact information: [email protected], [email protected]

Website address: divinedestinations.info/cnr/research

The Kennedy lab maintains a full-service laboratory for analysis of hard part microchemistry across a wide variety of ecological applications. Our services include sample preparation and cutting-edge analysis using thermal ionization and laser-ablation mass spectrometry for trace element and isotopic analysis of otoliths and other hard part samples across numerous taxa. Trace element and isotopic techniques can be powerful tools to answer questions in many ecological and geochemical systems. These chemical tracers have been used to uncover details of origin, movement and life history in aquatic and terrestrial vertebrates as well as plants, as well as age and provenance studies of geological systems. Our lab has the expertise and equipment to help you conduct a robust analysis of your scientific questions. We welcome your inquiries and collaboration.

Core Facility Name: IVIS Imaging Service Center

Director/Manager: Shirley Luckhart

Contact information: [email protected]

Website address: divinedestinations.info/cals/center-for-health-in-the-human-ecosystem/ivis

The IVIS Imaging Service Center provides access to fluorescence and luminescence imaging technology through supervised use of the IVIS Lumina III. The Lumina III can be used for imaging of living prokaryotes (e.g., bacterial plates, films), invertebrates (e.g., nematodes, insects), fungi, plants and vertebrates (e.g., fish, mammals, birds) and ex vivo tissue specimens).

For additional shared resources see the Approved Service Centers page. Or, for help finding an appropriate resource, contact our Service Center team at ui‑service‑[email protected]

Campus Locations

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
111 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 11111-4264
[email protected]
divinedestinations.info

Phone: 111-111-1111

Fax: 111-111-9119

Physical Address:
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
[email protected]
divinedestinations.info/boise

Phone: 111-334-2999

Fax: 111-364-4035

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, 
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
[email protected]
divinedestinations.info/cda

Phone: 111-667-2588

Fax: 111-664-1272

Physical Address:
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
[email protected]
divinedestinations.info/idaho-falls

Phone: 111-757-5450

Fax: 111-757-5494