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Our lab facilities and equipment

Lab facilities

Our main lab (room 234) and our tissue culture facility (room 326A) in Starcher Hall were completely renovated in 2008.

Main lab room 234 Starcher Hall
Balances, pH meter, chemical storage - room 234
Glassware washing station - room 234
One of 4 student workstations - room 234
Electrophoresis station - room 234
Tissue culture lab - room 326A Starcher Hall
Fume hood - room 232 Starcher Hall
Greenhouse space on Starcher Hall rooftop

Our lab equipment

Some of our equipment is communally available in the newly established Genomics Analytical Laboratory in room 232 Starcher Hall, next door to our main lab.

In addition to major equipment (see photos below), we also have a complete line of tools in our main lab for routine molecular biology research including: analytical balances, magnetic stirrers, pH meter, hot plates, water baths, heat blocks, minifuges, orbital platform shakers, hybridization oven, 35L and 5L liquid nitrogen dewars, and a PCR hood.

Beckman Coulter Avanti J-E centrifuge
Beckman Coulter Microfuge 22R centrifuge
Eppendorf centrifuge 5415 D
BioRad Tetrad 2 Peltier thermal cycler
BioRad Experion microfluidics station
BioRad Chromo4 real-time PCR thermal cycler
Tissue culture flow hood
Tissue culture light racks
Percival plant tissue culture incubator
Percival reach-in environmental chamber
Percival walk-in environmental chamber
Eppendorf manual and automated pipettes
VWR -80C freezer
Sanyo -30C freezer

New Brunswick Innova42 refrigerated shaking incubator with grow lights for plant cell culture

Sanyo 4C fridge

Communal Biology Dept. equipment

In addition to major equipment (see photos below), we also have access to a complete line of communal equipment for routine molecular biology research including: floor model orbital shaking incubator, desktop model orbital shaking incubator, stationary 37C incubator, Beckman Coulter UV spectrophotometer, autoclave, walk-in plant tissue culture incubators, Zeiss dissection microscopes, and a Diamond Nanopure water system.

NanoDrop spectrophotometer
Eppendorf vacuum centrifuge
Richard Allen/Fisher Scientific Microtome Cryostat HM 550 Series Options OMVPD
Beckman ultracentrifuge Applied Biosystem/Hitachi 3100 Genetic Analyzer
UVP Bioimaging System (UV, fluorescent, or chemiluminescent gel documentation) Olympus BX51 microscope equipped with cooled CCD camera, shutters, fluorescence
 
Applied Biosystem 7300 real-time PCR thermal cycler MBF Bioscience stereology system and microscope

 

Starcher Hall - home of the Biology Department

 

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