Penn Vet Imaging Core

Penn Vet Imaging Core Example

The Penn Vet Imaging Core (PVIC) provides access to cutting-edge optical imaging capabilities for researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Wistar Institute.

The PVIC includes instruments to perform widefield, confocal, multiphoton, fluorescence lifetime, and total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy, as well as software tools for image analysis. 

The Core’s highly experienced staff is focused on making this technology accessible to all labs, regardless of prior level of experience.

What We Offer

Instruments & Applications

Additional Equipment

Tools & Links

  • Software downloads
  • Links to other Imaging Cores at the University of Pennsylvania & Wistar Institute
  • Links to online tools and useful information
  • Links to microscopy education
  • Visit our 'Tools & Links' resources...

Our Team


Services & Fees

Contact PVIC

Bruce Freedman, VMD, PhD
Core Director
Phone: 215-573-8212
Email: bruce@vet.upenn.edu

Gordon Ruthel, PhD
Phone: 215-746-0471
Core Manager
Email: goruthel@vet.upenn.edu 

Scheduling Core Instruments

Registered users can access the PVIC online scheduler to reserve and use the Penn Vet Imaging Core instruments.

If you are not already registered, please contact the core manager (goruthel@vet.upenn.edu).