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The neuroplasticity NIEF team

Dr. Jorge D. Miranda

NIEF Director

Mr. Bismark Madera

Microscopy Specialist

Dr. Héctor Marrero

Electrophysiology Specialist

Dr. José Lizardi

Coordinator Electrophysiology Facilities

Dr. Dina Bracho

Microscopy Specialist

Ms. Yolimar Romero

Research Technician I

NIEF relocation to the Neuroplasticity Center at the 6th Floor of the MSRC

Renewal of the Nikon Center of Excellence at the MSRC - December 2019

FOR TWO ADDITIONAL YEARS – The NIEF renewed its partnership with Nikon Instruments, Inc. until 2021. The collaborative agreement with the Nikon Instruments, a prestigious microscope manufacturing company, has permitted the establishment of a Nikon Center of Excellence (NCoE) at the Molecular Sciences Research Center of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR-MSRC). The Nikon Centers of Excellence (NCoE) are globally renowned as state-of-the-art facilities for advanced research imaging. Thus, the establishment of an NCoE has helped to promote biomedical research through the access of high-end microscopy technologies. As part of this agreement with Nikon Instruments, the NIEF has acquired three cutting-edge microscopes (a laser scanning confocal microscope, a multiphoton microscope, an epifluorescence microscope), a cloud-based network for imaging analysis, and provides intensive hands-on training, workshops, and seminars on the acquisition and analysis of fluorescence-based images. This year only (2019-2020), we obtained three microscopes, and one of them will be to incorporate the Super Resolution capability.