Washington University Center for Cellular Imaging

About the WUCCI

The Washington University Center for Cellular Imaging (WUCCI) is a new School of Medicine initiative started in 2015 by the Departments of Neuroscience and Cell Biology & Physiology to build a world-class shared technology resource for Cellular Imaging. The goals of the Center are to provide reliable and affordable access to state-of-the-art cellular imaging technologies, provide professional guidance in experimental design, sample preparation and data analysis, develop and apply new imaging technologies and work collaboratively with WUSM researchers to advance our understanding of human health and disease.


The WUCCI provides education & training in the use of advanced cellular imaging and microscopy techniques, including, but not limited to, fluorescence microscopy, confocal microscopy (both fixed and live cell), TIRF microscopy, super-resolution microscopy (both localization and structured illumination approaches), two-photon microscopy, electron microscopy (both tranmission and scanning) and focussed ion beam microscopy for three-dimensional ultrastructural investigations. In addition, the WUCCI houses a state-of-the-art data analysis suite comprising of various commercial and custom-designed quantitative analysis algorithms along with a data storage server. The WUCCI also provides cutting-edge lab space for both light and electron microscopic sample preparation, sectioning and mammalian tissue culture facilities.


The WUCCI is supported by the Deans office of the School of Medicine, the Departments of Neuroscience, Cell Biology & Physiology, Internal Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery and Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, the Musculoskeletal Research Center, the Diabetes Research Center, the Children’s Discovery Institute (CDI), the Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the Office of the NIH Director (OD).


You can register as a WUCCI user using your WUSTL Key ID and password and the system will ask you to select your PI from a drop down list. If your PI is not listed, then please contact the Director, James Fitzpatrick (fitzp@wustl.edu) with your lab name, your PIs email address and their WUSTL key ID and he will add them to the database.


Once logged in, please click on the Tabs overhead to Schedule Resources, Submit a Service Request and see the Status of your Current Requests.


Kiosk Login

Please click on the link to access the Kiosk page to start and end your booked session: Kiosk Dashboard


WUCCI Leadership

Dr. James Fitzpatrick, Director / Associate Professor / PI
Room: 4515 Mckinley Research Building - B208
Phone: 314-747-0838
Email: fitzp@wustl.edu

WUCCI Contact Phone Sheet

Contact Numbers
Light Microscopy
Dennis Oakley (Res Spec / LM) : 314-747-0870
Dr. Michael Shih (Res Spec / LM) : 314-273-1552
Dr. Peter Bayguinov (Res Spec / LM) : 314-273-1870
Electron Microscopy
Matt Joens (Staff Scientist / EM) : 314-747-1418
Greg Strout (Res Spec / EM) : 314-747-1610
Max Fisher (Undergraduate Res / EM) : 314-747-3568
Tracey Rappai (Undergraduate Res / EM) : 314-747-3568
Seena Sebt (Undergraduate Res / EM) : 314-747-3568
Cryo-Electron Microscopy
Michael Rau (Res. Spec / Cryo-EM) : 314-273-1869
Ari Ettleson (Undergraduate Res / Cryo-EM) : 314-273-1869
X-Ray Microscopy
Daniel Leib (MRC X-Ray Lab Manager / XRM) : 314 747-2769
Lab Numbers
Prep Lab (B114) : 314-747-3568
Conference Room  (B117) : 314-362-5652
Break Area (B118) : 314-747-3880

Location and hours of operation


Hours Location

Hours Open: 24 hours/day, 7 days a week

Hours Staffed: Monday - Friday 9:00am-5:00pm 


Shipping Address:

4523 Clayton Avenue

Washington Center for Cellular Imaging (WUCCI)

St Louis, MO 63110

4515 McKinley Avenue     

Saint Louis, MO 63110


Mailing Address:

660 S. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8108

Washington University School of Medicine

St. Louis, MO 63110


Links and Resources

  1. Washington University Center for Cellular Imaging Website



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