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Labs & Equipment

The Biology Department has a large variety of research and teaching laboratories, and support areas. In Summer 2019, many of our research and teaching labs will be transitioning into the new Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building (ILSB). The department’s current resources include:

  • Keith R. Porter Imaging Facility
  • Five research presentation rooms
  • Illustrative Services
  • Biology Learning Center
  • Three scientific dark rooms
  • Two Aquaria suites
  • Nine multi-range controlled temperature cold rooms
  • Two media preparation rooms
  • Three plant growth chambers
  • 5,000 square foot transgenic plant greenhouse
  • NIH-approved animal facility
  • Electronics shop
  • Machine shop
  • Cyan ADP flow cytometer equipped with three lasers and capable of nine color analysis
  • Scintillation counter
  • DNA sequencing lab
  • Applied molecular biology lab
  • Internet2 connection

State-of-the-art equipment supports department research, including:

  • Molecular Biology: Storm phosphorimager, U.V. fluorometer, image documentation systems, and DNA sequencer
  • Cell Biology: Confocal and electron microscopes, and fluorescence activated cell sorter
  • Biochemistry: Ultracentrifuges, HPLC and FPLC, and fully-equipped cold rooms
  • Neurophysiology: Video image analysis systems, microspectro- photometers, and macromanipulators