User Categories and Fees

Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope
Hourly rates only apply and will differ according to the following user categories:

University Campus Users
Includes all University at Albany campus users (Main, East, or CESTM campuses), irrespective of source of funding, i.e. through grants administered by the Research Foundation of the University at Albany, or from state accounts. New inside users will receive 10 free hours to obtain pilot data for grants that will pay for subsequent usage fees. Users may apply in writing to the Confocal User Committee for additional free hours, if they can show that the hours are necessary to develop the proposal.

  • Approved Users $25/hr.
  • Assisted Users $50/hr.
  • Training Sessions $50/hr.
  • Analysis Workstation no charge

Outside Academic or Not for Profit Users
Includes researchers at Albany Medical College, the Wadsworth Research Laboratories, and other area colleges and universities. Faculty in the School of Public Health who have individual projects funded through the Research Foundation would be eligible for inside rates, but only for those projects. Other projects funded through HRI administered grants would be charged at Outside Academic or Not for Profit User rates.

  • Approved Users $35/hr.
  • Assisted Users $60/hr.
  • Training Sessions $60/hr.
  • Analysis Workstation $10/hr.
Outside Commercial Users
  • Approved Users $50/hr.
  • Assisted Users $90/hr.
  • Training Sessions $90/hr.
  • Analysis Workstation $15/hr.

Consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Travis on the capabilities of LSM 510 for new prospective users (without use of microscope) is free for up to 2 hours.

For further information contact:
Dr. Jeffrey L. Travis, (518-442-4327), facility manager
or Dr. Richard Cunningham, Department Chair