Santana Lab

Our Big Toys

Our lab is equipped with state-of-the-art imaging systems. All imaging units are coupled to patch-clamp electrophysiology workstations for simultaneous recording of fluorescence and electrical signals.

Olympus Multi-Photon Microscope   Andor Diskovery Spinning Disk microscope
Olympus Multi-Photon Microscope. The microscope has a resonant scanner capable of acquiring over 33 (512 x 512 pixels) images per second. Faster imaging rates can be attained with smaller regions of interest.  

Andor Diskovery Spinning Disk microscope for ultrafast 2-d imaging. The system has to EMCCD cameras for simultaneous imaging of two fluorophores.

Leica 3D GSD super resolution microscope   Olympus FV1000 confocal system
Leica 3D GSD super resolution microscope.   Olympus FV1000 confocal system. It has a SIM scanner, which allows us to simultaneously photo-activate light-sensitive proteins and image cells.


Fernando‚Äôs patch clamp   Olympus TIRF unit   Saeco Talea Touch Plus
Fernando’s patch clamp set up. Yes, he can still patch a ventricular myocyte.   Olympus TIRF unit.   Last, but not least, our Saeco Talea Touch Plus ultra-automatic espresso machine. Without a doubt, the most used equipment in the lab.