Today in the lab I was using the confocal microscope to look at different cell types in culture. Specifically, I was looking at glia, the cells that support neurons in the brain. The images were collected following an immunocytochemistry experiment, after using fluorescent antibodies that specifically bind to the cells of interest. For my experiment, I was looking at astrocytes and microglia. Below, you can see some of the microscope images I collected.