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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