teaching-facilityThe Neuroscience Teaching Laboratory

In 2006, Tulane opened a teaching laboratory dedicated to the teaching of contemporary techniques in Neuroscience. A wide assortment of Neuroscience laboratory courses are offered including Methods in Neuroscience, Biological Psychology, Psychopharmacology, Behavioral Endocrinology, Cognitive Psychology, and Cellular Neurophysiology. Students in small laboratory sections can learn techniques used by Tulane neuroscientists in their own research programs, such as automated behavioral measurement, brain tissue preparation, immunocytochemistry, molecular analyses, microscopy, neuroimaging, electrophysiology, and electroencephalography.

Molecular Neuroscience Core Facilities

The Molecular Neuroscience Core Facility at Tulane University is available to the Neuroscience Program faculty and students to investigate molecular mechanisms of cell signaling in the nervous system. The facility is located on the main campus of Tulane University and provides a range of equipment to support cellular and molecular analyses, including RT-PCR, qPCR, Western blot, calcium imaging, cryosectioning, cell culture and high throughput tissue processing.

The Neurobiotechnology Confocal Microscopy Core

confocal-facilitySpecification and features of the state-of-the-art Leica SP2 AOB 2004 Microscopy System:

  • Several lasers: Blue diode 405nm, Argon 458, 488 and 514, and HeNe 543, 594 and 633 lines.
  • Inverted-stage Leica DM IRE2 microscope can image fixed tissue on slides and culture plates.
  • 10x, 20x, 40x and 63x objectives with and without DIC imaging.
  • Resolution up to 4096 x 4096 pixels.
  • A few of the many features of the Leica software:
    Volume rendering, 3D reconstruction, animation, stereo images, average and maximum point projections, automated double-labeling.

Contact Us For More Information


Core Director: Jeff Tasker
Core Coordinator: Courtney Lopreore

School of Science and Engineering, 201 Lindy Boggs Center, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5764