Cell & Molecular Imaging

Overview of Services


The Center for Cell Death, Injury and Regeneration which was established in 2006 is headed by Dr. John J. Lemasters. The center provides imaging facility through the use of five confocal and two multiphoton microscopes which are also a part of the Hollings Cell and Molecular Imaging Facility. The center also is home to a multiwell plate reader and Seahorse Bioscience facility. Dr. Anna-Liisa Nieminen is co-director of the imaging facility. The facility is managed by Dr. Monika Gooz who provides consultations for investigators and takes care of the day to day running, training and maintenance of the confocal microscopes and the CCDIR and CMI webpages. Dr. Li Li, assists with the day to day running of the facility. In addition the center also houses imaging workstations, surgery benches and tissue culture hoods for specimen preparation and data analysis.




John J. Lemasters, MD, PhD | Director

Professor, Departments of Drug Discovery & Biomedical Sciences and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

John Lemasters Research Interests



Anna-Liisa Nieminen, PhD | Co-Director

Associate Professor, Department of Drug Discovery & Biomedical Sciences

Anna-Liisa's Research Interests



Location and hours of operation


Hours Location

Monday - Friday

9:00AM - 6:00 PM

Excluding Holidays      

Cell and Molecular Imaging Core
Hollings Cancer Center and Center for Cell Death

Injury and Regeneration

Medical University of South Carolina

Drug Discovery Building DD521

70 President Street, MSC 140
Charleston, SC 29425

Links and Resources


  1. Cell & Molecular Imaging Website: http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/ccdir
  2. The Medical University of South Carolina Website: http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/musc/


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