Our labs feature the latest equipment, used by the faculty and available for graduate student research, including:
- Leica SP2 triple channel confocal microscope system
- ThermoFinnigan ion trap mass spectrometer
- BD Biosciences fluorescence-activated cell sorter
- Atomic force microscope
- Perkin Elmer DNA chip reader
- high-pressure liquid chromatography units
- Beckman scintillation counters
- Jasco J-715 spectropolarimeter
- Molecular Dynamics PhosphoImagers
Thermal cyclers for polymerase chain reaction experiments and microcomputers with access to sequence analysis programs and nucleic acid data banks also are at your disposal. A ThermoFinnigan ion trap mass spectrometer is available in the department for MS/MS analyses of biological samples. In addition, Silicon Graphics workstations with MSI software for molecular modeling studies, and a GE 500 MHz FT multinuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer are located on campus and are available for your research.
There is a modern research animal housing facility and there are complete facilities for mammalian cell culture and virus propagation.
Other shared biology facilities include a darkroom with an automated x-ray film developer, environmental chambers, radioactive "hot-rooms," computer application rooms, a staffed media kitchen with autoclaves and washing machines, and an electronics workshop. In addition to the Eugene McDermott Library, the department has its own library, located near the research area.
- Updated: February 6, 2006