University of Southern California

Fraser Lab

USC Stem Cell

Translational Biomedical Imaging Laboratory (TBIL)

Co-directors: Scott E. Fraser, Rex Moats

Contact: David Koos (

The Translational Biomedical Imaging Laboratory (TBIL) is designed as a research accelerator that brings clinicians together with researchers. TBIL provides dynamic imaging equipment and technical expertise to accelerate the trajectory of scientific discovery from bench to bedside.

Bioimaging includes powerful, innovative tools for the study of biological processes — such as confocal microscopes, live-cell imaging, in vivo fluorescence imaging, optical coherence tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) microscopy and confocal laser scanning microscopy. All of these methods hold enormous potential for a wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic applications.

As these technologies are refined, they are made available to the members of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and USC research community, serving dual, complementary roles as a research center and as a user facility.

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Many axons forming a glomerulus in a mouse olfactory bulb (Image courtesy of David Koos)