Instruments

Department of Biology Majory Instrumentation & Facilities

Major Instrumentation

  • OmniGrid Accent Microarray System:   Gene Machine
  • Array WoRx Microarray Reader:   Applied Biosystems
  • Proteome Lab PF2D System:   Beckman
  • Quanta SC Flow Cytometer System:   Beckman
  • LSM 510 Confocal Microscope with live stage system:   Zeiss
  • LSC 6500 Scintillation Counter:   Beckman
  • PMI Phosphor Imaging System:   BioRad
  • Chef Mapper Pulsed Field Electophoresis System:   BioRad
  • MVI Nikon Florescent Microscope with Patch Clamp System
  • 4300 DNA Sequensor:   LiCor
  • Maxwell 16 DNA/RNA Purification System:   Promega
  • 2100 BioAnalyzer for DNA, RNA & Protein:   Agilent
  • BioLogic DuoFlow LP Chromatography System:   BioRad

Special Facilities

  • Vivarium Lab
  • Cell Culture Lab
  • Plant Growth Chambers & Lab
  • Green House
  • Dark Room
  • G5 Cluster & Server Bioinformatics Lab

PCR

  • MyiQ RTPCR Thermocycler:   BioRad
  • Mx300P RTPCR Thermocycler:   Stratagene
  • iCycler Thermocyclers (3):   BioRad
  • MyCycler Thermocyclers (2):   BioRad
  • PCR Chambers (2):   PlasLabs

Microscopy

  • Axiovert 40 CFL microscope system:   Zeiss
  • ET100 Eclipse Florescent Microscope:   Nikon
  • Zeiss/Leica Dissecting Microscopes (8)
  • Zeiss/Olympus Inverted Microscopes (4)

Imaging

  • Versa Doc Imaging System:   BioRad
  • UVP Transluminator Photo System (2)
  • Fluor S-Multi Imager:   BioRad
  • MP4 Camera System

Centrifugation

  • Optima TLX Ultracentrifuge (2):   Beckman
  • Avanti JE Superspeed Centrifuge:   Beckman
  • J2-21M Superspeed Centrifuge:   Beckman
  • 5804 R Superspeed Centrifuge (2) Beckman
  • Allegra 21R Superspeed Centrifuge (2) Beckman
  • 5415R Microfuge (4)
  • Vaccufuge (2):   Eppindorph
  • SC100 Speedvac:   Savant
  • 10 assorted microfuges

Spectrophotometry/Flurometry/Microplate Readers

  • Quantech Flurometer (2)
  • Ultraspec 3300 pro Spectrophotometer (2)
  • Ultraspec 1100 pro Spectrophotometer (4)
  • ND-1000 Spectrophotometer:   Nanodrop
  • Synergy H1 MultiMode Microplate Reader:   Biotek
  • STL Microplate Reader:   Spectra
  • 1575 Immunowasher:   BioRad

Water Purification

  • Barnstead Nanopure Diamond Water System
  • Barnstead Ro pure ST Nanopure II System
  • Direct Q Water System:   Millipore
  • Simplicity Water System:   Millipore

Other Instrumentation

  • Power Pac Horizontal Electrophoresis System (assorted):   BioRad
  • Protean Vertical Electrophoresis System (assorted):   BioRad
  • 3000Xi Power supply:   BioRad
  • Phast Gel Systems (2):   Pharmacia
  • Rotofor IEF System:   BioRad
  • 583 Gel Dryer:   BioRad
  • Crystat 1800:   Reichert-Tang
  • 17 ft. Trophy Research Boat
  • Aquatic Doppler Velocimeter
  • Aquatic Doppler Probe
  • YSI 600 Water Quality Multi-probe
  • 4 Sleeve Anarobic Chamber:   PlasLabs
  • Numerous assorted pH meters, balances, shakers, hoods, C02 incubators, -4 °C, -80 °C freezers, autoclaves and other small equipment