Welcome to the Nikon Imaging Center at UC San Diego. This center is designed to provide cutting-edge imaging technology to researchers across the UC San Diego campus.

Mission Statement

To enhance basic research by providing access to state-of-the-art microscopy and imaging equipment

To provide expert technical consultation and support in every step of the imaging process from sample preparation to data analysis and publication

To provide training on light microscopy techniques and sample preparation for the UC San Diego community

To bring innovative light microscopy and imaging techniques to UC San Diego researchers

To enhance connections between UC San Diego and our local biotech and pharma partners

To serve as a learning and demonstration center for our corporate partners and contributors



About The NIC

Find out about our center organization and leadership.


OUr systems

Learn about the microscopes available to users of the NIC.