Research and Teaching Labs

immunology lab equipment

The College’s science building, Olin Rice, underwent a nearly $20 million renovation and expansion during the mid-1990s. This significantly increased laboratory space, both for courses and for faculty research. In addition to classroom laboratories, each faculty member now has his/her own research lab space where research is conducted along with students. With both internal and outside funding, the Department has been able to house these laboratories with with state-of-the-art equipment, including equipment for DNA and protein analysis, a flow cytometer, a real-time PCR system, a mammalian tissue culture facility, image analysis and presentation equipment, a scanning electron microscope, and a wide assortment of other technical equipment supporting course work and research.

Students work in state-of-the art labs with impressive equipment, including:

* Coherent 899-29 ring laser
* Coherent DPSS-pumped 899-29 Ti:dye ring laser
* Beckman CEQ Capillary DNA Sequencer
* Real Time PCR
* FEMTOLASERS femtosecond Ti-Sapphire laser
* Agilent 6890N/5973 gaschromatograph/mass spectrometer system
* High vacuum magnetron sputter deposition system
* PANalytical PW X’Pert PRO X-Ray Diffractometer
* PANalytical PW2400 X-Ray Fluorescence spectrometer
* Magneto-Optical cryostat
* Observatory with DFM 16” telescope
* Zeiss DSM 960A Scanning Electron Microscope with Oxford Instruments Energy Dispersive X-Ray spectrometer
* Fast Protein Liquid Chromatography (FPLC) system
* 24-processor Appro parallel computing cluster
* Athlon computational cluster
* Nicolet iS10 FT-IR spectrometer
* Brucker Avance III 400 MHZ NMR Spectrometer (multinuclear capability)
* Beckman Coulter Cytomics FC500 Flow Cytometer
* Leica DMRA2 Fluorescent microscope with advanced image processing
* Olympus BX60 Fluorescent microscope