Our 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.
The 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 are a spectrophotometer, UV transilluminator, and a PCR thermocycler. Small equipment is also available for student use for testing and research.
A student computer laboratory houses 15 student-use computers connected to the internet and is specifically set-up for use by Cell and Molecular Biology program 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
The 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 used for mammalian cell culture, an inverted phase contrast microscope for observing cell cultures, and a liquid nitrogen dewar for long term storage of cells.
Our Animal Vivarium, located in the Professional Building, Rooms 368 and 364, includes a standard animal facility for small animal housing and handling. This facility, approved by Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), has two full capacity rooms for 240 cages and provide the flexibility to house both mice and rats for potential research and teaching purposes.
A common equipment room is available for your use as a student researcher. Equipment in this room includes three -80° Celsius freezers and three centrifuges (clinical, mid-speed, and ultra). Other instruments includes pH meters and electronic balances.