December Challenge

December Challenge 2019 / Donate

This advanced microscope uses a combination of high-speed, three-dimensional image data acquisition and leading-edge adaptive optics technology. The result: it’s gentle enough to observe delicate samples without causing them damage, and fast enough to efficiently explore active biological processes in real time.

Scientists in the renowned Developmental Biology Program at the Sloan Kettering Institute (SKI) will use this transformative equipment to observe biological processes unfold across communities of cells in ways previously thought impossible. Because cells are the building blocks of organs and tissues, understanding their behavior — and how this behavior can go awry — is crucial to Memorial Sloan Kettering’s (MSK) end-goal of outsmarting cancer.

MSK is at the forefront of the field of developmental biology, and this new tool will accelerate progress towards better treatment options by providing insights into the root causes of cancer.

Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscope
The Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis Lab

Get Your Name in the MSK Lab!

Receive donations from five different people in December and your name will be on a poster in the MSK lab with this new microscope system.

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