Listed below are some of the publications including image data from users of the facility. We appreciate acknowledgement in and notification of publications that involved the use of LMCF so we can demonstrate productivity for funding applications. Substantial involvement of LMCF staff in a project may merit co-authorship with mutual agreement.


Acknowledgement of LMCF in publications is appreciated and helps to demonstrate our utility our institution and to funding sources.  (Example text: “The authors gratefully acknowledge the Duke Light Microscopy Core Facility for their support and assistance in this work.”) 

The LMCF currently has two instruments which require specific acknowledgement in all publications which use data acquired on the system: the Zeiss Lightsheet has NIH grant# 1S10OD030243-01 and the Zeiss ELYRA7 has NIH grant# 1S10OD028703-01

Only the two above instruments require that authors list this grant number corresponding to the specific microscope stated above in their funding acknowledgements. Use of any other LMCF microscopes does not require citing of these grant numbers and please do not list these grant numbers unless you are publishing data collected on the Zeiss Lightsheet or the Zeiss ELRYA7. Thank you. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Methods Sections

Please contact us about including proper and full description of your light microscopy methods in your publicaitons. Rigor and reproducibility are key in science and scientific reporting. Please include all the details so that others may reproduce your results. There are tools available to help you and the LMCF would be glad to assist. We have example text on other pages of our website and equipment details are listed with each instrument. We would be glad to help you assess what information should be included. See our recent publication for more information: Montero Llopis P, Senft RA, Ross-Elliott TJ, Stephansky R, Keeley DP, Koshar P, Marqués G, Gao YS, Carlson BR, Pengo T, Sanders MA, Cameron LA, Itano MS. Best practices and tools for reporting reproducible fluorescence microscopy methods. Nat Methods. 2021 Dec;18(12):1463-1476. PMID: 34099930.


(partial list of recent - please contact us to add yours)
  • Dai, Y., Farag, M., Lee, D. et al. Programmable synthetic biomolecular condensates for cellular control. Nat Chem Biol 19, 518–528 (2023).
  • Ghose D, Jacobs K, Ramirez S, Elston T, Lew D. Chemotactic movement of a polarity site enables yeast cells to find their mates. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 Jun 1;118(22).
  • Cohen E, Peterson NG, Sawyer JK, Fox DT. Accelerated cell cycles enable organ regeneration under developmental time constraints in the Drosophila hindgut. Dev Cell. 2021 May 17.
  • DeVito NC, Sturdivant M, Thievanthiran B, Xiao C, Plebanek MP, Salama AKS, Beasley GM, Holtzhausen A, Novotny-Diermayr V, Strickler JH, Hanks BA. Pharmacological Wnt ligand inhibition overcomes key tumor-mediated resistance pathways to anti-PD-1 immunotherapy. Cell Rep. 2021 May 4;35(5):109071.
  • Lin CC, Yang WH, Lin YT, Tang X, Chen PH, Ding CC, Qu DC, Alvarez JV, Chi JT. DDR2 upregulation confers ferroptosis susceptibility of recurrent breast tumors through the Hippo pathway. Oncogene. 2021 Feb 18.
  • Zhang X, Bishawi M, Zhang G, Prasad V, Salmon E, Breithaupt JJ, Zhang Q, Truskey GA. Modeling early stage atherosclerosis in a primary human vascular microphysiological system. Nat Commun. 2020 Oct 27;11(1):5426.
  • Salmon EE, Breithaupt JJ, Truskey GA. Application of Oxidative Stress to a Tissue-Engineered Vascular Aging Model Induces Endothelial Cell Senescence and Activation. Cells. 2020 May 22;9(5):1292.
  • Huang Q, Cohen MA, Alsina FC, Devlin G, Garrett A, McKey J, Havlik P, Rakhilin N, Wang E, Xiang K, Mathews P, Wang L, Bock C, Ruthig V, Wang Y, Negrete M, Wong CW, Murthy PKL, Zhang S, Daniel AR, Kirsch DG, Kang Y, Capel B, Asokan A, Silver DL, Jaenisch R, Shen X. Intravital imaging of mouse embryos. Science. 2020 Apr 10;368(6487):181-186.  **Leica Center of Excellence**