Tissue and Cell Analysis Core > Investigators

Christopher Weber, M.D., Ph.D
Tissue and Cell Analysis Core Director
Phone: 773-702-2433
E-mail: christopher.weber@uchospitals.edu

Dr. Christopher Weber is a gastrointestinal pathologist with extensive knowledge and experience in the analysis of tissue specimens from humans and experimental animals. His research interest lay in studying the electrophysiology of tight junctions, which form a barrier in the intestine to flux ions and other molecules. This is being assessed in many ways including using high resolution approaches to study tight junction function at the level of a single intercellular space. Dr. Weber will work closely with Dr. Bindokas, an expert in cutting-edge imaging technologies, to lead and maximize resource utilization of the Tissue and Cell Analysis Core.

Vytautas Bindokas, Ph.D.
Tissue and Cell Analysis Co-Director Confocal Microscopy Component
Phone: 773-702-4875
E-mail: vytas@drugs.bsd.uchicago.edu

Dr. Vytautas Bindokas, Research Associate (Associate Professor) is a recognized international expert in imaging technology (including FRET) and calcium signaling, as well as high-resolution optical imaging of infarction, lymphocyte recruitment, and tissue damage in intact organs. Dr. Bindokas also serves as Technical Director of the University of Chicago Integrated Light Microscopy Core Facility. In this capacity he oversees the day-to-day operations of the core. He supervises a full-time staff of two highly trained microscopists who manage and maintain an array of microscopes valued at a total of over $2,000,000. Dr. Bindokas is also an expert in the use of advanced image analysis software, and a consultant to software developers.

For a list of available microscopes and scheduling, please see:

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