The Molecular Biology and Microscopic Imaging Facility


The Center's Molecular Biology laboratory is located within a 3,000 sq. ft. facility, holding general purpose laboratories, molecular biology laboratories, a cell culture room, an instrument room, a dark room for developing film, and office space for MFB Sciences Center staff, students, and scientists. There is also a 4oC cold room.

The following facilities and equipment are provided by the Molecular Biology and Microscopic Imaging Facility:

Molecular Biology Equipment

  • DNA Engine Opticon for real time PCR
  • Perkin Elmer 4800 Cycler
  • DNA gel system and Protein gel systems
  • Millipore Milli-Q synthesis A10 water purification system
  • UVP Gel Documentation w/16 bit CCD camera
  • BioRad Model 680 Microplate Reader
  • Revco -80 degrees celcius freezer
  • Thermo-Savant DNA 120 Speed Vac
  • Beckman DU-64 Multiwave Spectrophotometer w/Nucleic Acid Analysis Pac
  • Electronic Multichannel Pipetters
  • Beckman Centrifuge w/ JA-10 and JA-17 rotors
  • Beckman Optima XL-100K UltraCentrifuge w/ SW32 Ti and Type 70.1 Ti Rotors

Microscopic Imaging Equipment

  • Olympus SZX12 stereomicroscope with epifluorescence with Olympus DC70 Color CCD Camera
  • Olympus BX60 upright microscope with DIC, bright field and epifluorescence equipped with Olympus DC70 color CCD camera and Metamorph Metavue image analysis software
  • Olympus IX70 inverted microscope with CARV confocal unit with epifluorescence DIC and bright field, equipped with a 16 bit CCD camera and Metmorph software
  • Leica stereo microscopes
  • MetMorph image analysis software

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