Labs @ NIBIB

The mission of the NIBIB is to improve human health by providing leadership for development and accelerating the application of biomedical technologies. The Institute is committed to integrating engineering and physical sciences with the life sciences to advance basic research and medical care. The Intramural Research Program plays a key role in fulfilling the Institute’s mission, particularly to advance knowledge in imaging and bioengineering research using a combination of basic, translational, and clinical science and to develop effective training programs in related fields. All of the NIBIB laboratories are located on the NIH campus. Click on the below links to learn more about their research programs and resources.

  • Advanced Imaging and Microscopy (AIM) Resource

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    The Advanced Imaging & Microscopy Resource is a trans-NIH shared resource that houses, operates, disseminates, and improves non-commercial, prototype optical imaging systems developed at the NIH. The facilities at AIM are available for use by the entire NIH intramural research community.
  • Laboratory of Cellular Imaging and Macromolecular Biophysics (LCIMB)

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    The LCIMB develops new approaches for determining the organization, structure and interactions of organelles and macromolecular assemblies both in the context of cells and tissues, as well as in isolation from cells.
  • Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine (LOMIN)

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    The LOMIN specializes in synthesizing molecular imaging probes, single-photon emission computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, optical, contrast enhanced ultrasound, photoacoustic imaging, as well as multimodality imaging.
  • Molecular Tracer and Imaging Core Facility

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    This core facility provides chemical and radiochemical synthesis capabilities and molecular imaging resources for small animal preclinical research for the NIBIB intramural research program.
  • Quantitative Medical Imaging

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    The Section on Quantitative Medical Imaging develops methods to derive biomarkers from data acquired by non-invasive imaging techniques
  • Section on Biophotonics

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    The Section on Biophotonics develops probes and techniques for use in diffraction limited and sub-diffraction limited fluorescence imaging of cells and tissues.
  • Section on High Resolution Optical Imaging (HROI)

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    The section on HROI develops novel technologies for studying biological processes at unprecedented speed and resolution. Research includes improving the performance of 3D optical imaging microscopes, particularly with respect to resolution and depth and speed and phototoxicity.
  • Trans-NIH Shared Resource on Biomedical Engineering and Physical Science (BEPS)

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    BEPS Shared Resource consists of the following Units: Electron Microscopy, Infrared Imaging and Thermometry, Micro Analytical Immunochemistry, Microfabrication and Microfluidics, Quantitative Methods for Macromolecular Interactions, and Scanning Probe Microscopy.

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