Cell biology laboratory includes a space for research and a prep room. This lab is equipped for 20 students to carry out techniques such as histological and immunofluorescent staining of cells, SDS-PAGE, and western blot analysis. Samples can be prepped and data can be generated in this wet lab area for analysis by microscopy.
Molecular biology laboratory can accommodate 20 students and is set up for molecular biology, molecular genetics, virology and recombinant DNA testing. This laboratory includes a wet lab area where samples can be prepped for analysis by microscopy. Other equipment available in this laboratory includes a spectrophotometer, UV transilluminator and a PCR thermocycler. Small equipment is also available for you to use in testing and research.
Student computer laboratory houses15 student-use computers connected to the Internet and specifically set-up for use by cell and molecular biology students. These computers are equipped with standard issue university software that includes the Microsoft Office Suite. A scanner and laser printer are also available for student use.
Teaching and research support laboratories
Tissue culture facilities are used as a common area and teaching facility. Equipment in this laboratory includes two laminar flow hoods for tissue culture maintenance, two CO2 incubators, for mammalian cell culture, an inverted phase contrast microscope, for observing cell cultures and a liquid nitrogen dewar, for long term storage of cells.
Animal Care facility, located in the Professional Building, Rooms 368 and 364 includes a standard animal facility, for small animal housing and handling. This facility is approved by Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). The two rooms have full capacity of 240 cages and provide flexibility to house both mice and rats for potential research and teaching purposes.
Common equipment room is available for your use as student researcher equipment in this room includes two -80oC freezers, three centrifuges, clinical, mid-speed, and ultra, and also pH meters and balances.