Available Equipment

 

Animal Resources Center (ARC)

  • Anesthesia Machine
  • Centrifuge
  • Fan
  • Fume Hood
  • Koken
  • Light Microscope
  • Metabolism Cage
  • Necropsy Table
  • Scales
  • Suction Pump
  • Tattoo Equipment (used by authorized personnel)

 

Behavioral Testing Facility

  • EthoVision v.3.0
  • NOLDUS system across the Piccolo AD converter
  • NOLDUS system across Internet
  • Noise isolated Chamber
  • Rotorod
  • Running Wheel
  • Video Equipment (MPEG)

 

Biomedical Proteomics Facility (BTF)
  • Class II safety cabinets
  • COBAS Amplicon (2)
  • CO2-incubators
  • ELISA readers
  • FACSCalibur (BD)
  • Fluorescent microscope and photographic camera
  • HPLCs
  • Inverted microscopes
  • Liquid nitrogen
  • Lyophilizers
  • Nucleic acids sequencer
  • Real-time PCR (LightCycler)
  • Scintillation counters
  • Spectrophotometers
  • Sterilizing facilities
  • Table-top centrifuges (refrigerated)
  • Ultra centrifuges
  • Ultra low freezers
  • Ultra pure water system

 

Common Instrumentations and Technical Support Unit

  • Biological Safety Cabinets: Forma Scientific Model 1100, Labconco Purifier Class II
  • Centrifuges: Beckman J2-21, Beckman L-7, Beckman L8/M, Beckman Avanti J-25, Beckman TLX
  • Fluorometry: Beckman LS-50B Fluorometer with plate reader Upgrade
  • Fume Hoods: Allied Research
  • Gel Documentation:  BioRad Versadoc Gel Documentation System
  • Incubators: Forma Scientific Mod. 3158 Incubator, Themo Forma Mod 3110 Incubator, Fisher Scientific Refrigerated CO2 Incubator
  • Low Temperature Equipment:  Revco -80 Freezer, Precision Laboratory Refrigerator, Fisher Dry Ice Maker, 2 ice machines
  • Miscellaneous Equipment:  Seward Stomacher 80
  • Microscopes: Nikon Labophot, Nikon TMS
  • Microtomes:  Leica Cryocut 1800, Vibrotome Company Cryostat
  • Osmometry:   μOsmet
  • Radio Isotope: Beckman LS6500 LS counter (2), Beckman Gamma 5500, Wizard 2 2-detector Gamma Counter
  • Spectrophotometry:  Beckman DU-520 UV/VIS, Pharmacia Biotec Genequant II
  • Thermal Cyclers: Applied Biosystems Geneamp PCR 2700, Perkin Elmer 480, BioRad iCycler Real Time PRC System
  • Water Baths: Fisher FS-14, Precision 183 Water Bath
  • Water Purification:  Barnstead MP-11 Distiller, Millipore Milli Q, Barnstead MP-6 Distiller

Equipment:  (Located in the electronics shop)

  • A small table top drill press
  • capacitance meter
  • Cold gun
  • CO2 calibrator (combustion test kit)
  • DC power supply
  • degasser
  • Frequency counter
  • Multimeter Fluke 87
  • Multiplexer
  • Oscilloscope
  • Portable oscilloscope (Fluke-Scope)
  • Signal generator
  • Soldering desoldering station
  • Storage
  • TS-8123 (Iwatsu)
  • 2 transitor testers

Equipment:  (Located in the machine shop)

  • Stand alone drill press
  • Table circular saw
  • Vertical milling machine
  • Milling machine accessories
  • Drill press and accessories
  • Bench grinder and accessories
  • Bench lathe and accessories
  • Vertical band saw and accessories
  • Horizontal band saw and accessories
  • Tig and electrode welder and accessories
  • Safety equipment

 

HIV and Substance of Abuse Laboratory Core

Equipment:

  • Cellometer Microplate Reader
  • Centrifuges
  • Class II Safety Cabinets
  • CO2-incubators
  • Detection System
  • FACSCalibur Flow Cytometer
  • HIV and HCV Genotyping System
  • iCycler iQ Real-Time PRC
  • Microarray Reader
  • Monitor System
  • Refrigerators
  • Repository for Lynphocytes and Plasma
  • Sinks with foot pedal and eye-washer
  • Tabletop
  • Thermocycles
  • Ultrafreezers and FreezerWork

 

Neuronal and Glial Culture Facility

Equipment:

  • Olympus IX70, with fluorescence with integrated cube for rhodamine and propidium iodide and another for DAPI, phase contrast and Hoffman Modulation Contrast.

 

Optical Imaging Facility

Equipments:  (Located in the CIA)

  • Olympus Fluoview Laser Confocal Microscope
  • Cryostat ultrapro 5000 (Vibratome Company)
  • Hoods
  • Incubators
  • Motorized Pipettes
  • -80°C Revco Freezer
  • Labophot Phase Contrast Microscope
  • NIKON
  • Cold Box
  • Vibroslicer
  • Refrigerator
  • -20°C Freezer
  • Versadoc Imaging System
  • Personal Molecular Imager FX

Equipments: (Located at the Imaging Facility, Departments of Physiology and Anatomy)

  • DG-4 illumination system
  • Olympus X1-Inverted Fluorescence Microscope
  • Pentium IV Workstation
  • Princenton Instrument Cool CCD camera
  • Isolation Table
  • CO2 Incubators
  • Laminar Flow Hood
  • Clean bench PTI dual excitation spectrofluorimeter
  • BH2 Fluorescence Microscope with Camera Attachment (Olympus)
  • Cool
  • Snap Hz Ccd Camera
  • Pro-Scan Z Stepper

 

Protein and Nucleic Acid Core Facility

  • Water baths
  • EC 100 Electroporator
  • Hot plate-Stirrer
  • Balance
  • Vortex mixer
  • Lab Line Incubator
  • Small -20°C Freezer
  • Beckman 350 pH Meter
  • Microcentrifuge
  • Belly Dancer Shaker
  • Small and Large Horizontal Gel Apparatus
  • Mini Gel and large gel apparatus for SDS-PAGE
  • Single Burner Propane Stove
  • Propane disposable fuel tanks
  • Velveteen Squares Replica Plating
  • Revco Ultima II
  • Versadoc imaging system
  • DNA Sequencing system
  • FB-SEQ-325 Fisher Biotech
  • UV crosslinker FB-UVXL-1000
  • Mini hybridization Oven
  • AKTA purifier system with fraction collector  (GE Healthcare)
  • HPLC (Waters)
  • Nucleofector II (Amaxa Biosystems)
  • Proteomaster (Roche Biotechnology)
  • Experon Automated Electrophoresis system (Bio-Rad)
  • Bacterial shakers (2)