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Molecular and Microbiology Laboratories

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The separate, dedicated microbiology, molecular biology, and tissue culture (sterile and BSL-2) laboratories have HEPA-filtered air for culture of cell lines, primary cells and tissues. Available equipment and instrumentation include:

  • At least one biosafety BSL-2 laminar flow hood per lab,
  • Low-speed centrifuges for cell and biochemical applications
  • Equipment for agarose and poly acrylamide gel electrophoresis, polymerase chain reaction, and recombinant DNA manipulation
  • Autoclave
  • Two -80°C cryogenic storage freezers
  • Multiple standing and shaking incubators
  • Cryostatically cooled centrifuge and microcentrifuge systems
  • Thermal cyclers
  • Light microscopes with CCD cameras