Message from the Faculty Director


The Biological Imaging Facility (BIF) is a shared use and training facility located on the fifth floor of Hogan Hall on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus. Main offices, poster printing, and specimen preparation are located in room 5-110, while microscopy and image analysis are in 5-110 and 5-120.

Chemistry of Life Processes Core (CLP) research and training facility, BIF serves the imaging needs of over 500 scientists representing 144 different labs from 23 different departments. BIF is supported by the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Rice Foundation.

BIF is organized so users can prepare samples, capture and analyze images, and create final presentations in one facility. Training for most instruments is available on a regular basis so users can acquire data quickly and efficiently. What truly makes BIF unique is the staff’s commitment to guide and assist you with any part of your research project. We are continually looking for new ways to enhance existing equipment, acquire new tools, and keep pace with current techniques.

If you have worked in the Biological Imaging Facility and are generating a manuscript, please review the guidelines published by the Office for Research on crediting work to the facility. More info here.


Robert Holmgren
Biological Imaging Facility Faculty Director

Contact information:
Pancoe 1403