The Molecular Biology and Microscopic Imaging Facility


The following techniques and services are offered by the Molecular Biology and Microscopic Imaging Facility:


  • Access to state of the art equipment needed by investigators.
  • Maintenance of the equipment, including calibration, part replacement, and decontamination as appropriate.
  • Training in the use of the equipment, so the investigator obtains the highest quality data.
  • Consultation in molecular biology techniques and alternative approaches to addressing scientific questions.
  • Technical training in molecular biological techniques.


  • RNA/DNA/protein isolation
  • Gel electrophoresis
  • Microbiological techniques
  • Northern/Southern/Western blotting
  • Molecular cloning
  • Cell culture
  • cDNA library construction and screening
  • PCR and PCR fingerprinting
  • Competitive RT-PCR
  • Ribonuclease protection assays
  • RNA/DNA sequencing
  • Gel shift assays
  • In situ hybridization
  • BAC library construction

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