COR²E is the old Biotechnology/Bioservices Center renamed, transformed, expanded, and just generally better! Fundamentally, we promote and support the growth of research at UConn by serving the University’s world-class research faculty (as well as the rest of the UConn community).


Bioscience Electron Microscopy Laboratory

The Bioscience Electron Microscopy Laboratory provides service, training and facilities required to carry out electron microscopy (EM) of a variety of biological and non-biological samples.
The primary roles of the Laboratory are:

  • To provide EM equipment, service and technical expertise to research projects carried out by investigators from within and outside the University
  • To educate and train students in the theory and practice of electron microscopy via regularly scheduled courses offered by the Department of Physiology and Neurobiology and through independent student research


Advanced Light Microscopy Facility

The Advanced Microscopy Facility is part of the Center for Open Research Resources and Equipment (COR2E) at the University of Connecticut. Its mission is to provide access to advanced imaging technology in order to promote innovation and cross-disciplinary interaction. The facility houses a number of laser scanning confocal microscopes, as well as systems for widefield imaging and total internal reflection microscopy (TIRF). These instruments are available for use on an hourly basis for University of Connecticut researchers and external users.