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Instruments and Equipment

Molecular Analysis

Equipment and Contacts
Instrument Name Description Contact Location
CCD Imager
System can perform up to 50 tests in a single reaction volume ranging from 20-200 µl using a 96 well plate with a... D. Fraser MLSC-222
Cell Counter
(Automated Cell Counter (Millipore))
Handheld device that allows a fast and convenient way to count cells and particles in less 30 seconds. The screen... D. Fraser MLSC-222
Cell Distorter
Device uses air pressure to disrupt cell membranes. V. Narayanaswami MLSC-243
DNA Thermal Cycler
(DNA Engine Peltier Thermal Cycler)
Cycles samples at various temperatures and times for DNA analysis/preparation. Ranges from -5°C to 105°C with an... M. Giffin MLSC-206
(Gene Pulser Xcell)
Modular electroporation system used for transfecting every cell type (from primary and stem cells to bacteria and... D. Pace MLSC-219
Flow Cytometer
(Cell Lab Quanta SC)
This system contains a laser-based, biophysical technology for cell counting, cell sorting, biomarker detection and... M. Zhang Micro-204A
Flow Cytometer
(Flow Cytometer Accuri C6)
System used in cell counting and biomarker detection, suspends cells in a stream of fluid and passes them by an... B. Pernet HSCI-114
(Dionex Ultimate 3000 HPLC)
High performance liquid chromatography is basically a highly improved form of column chromatography. Instead of a... J. Schwans MLSC-242
(MALDI Time Of Flight/Time Of Flight)
Instrument is used for protein identification at the sub-femtomole level. System has high sensitivity peptide... Y. Lee Micro-105A
Master Cycler PRO Vapo Protect Allows for PCR procedure in a 96 well Aluminum block containing a temperature range from 4°C to 99°C with an accuracy... M. Giffin MLSC-206
Protean IEF
(Protean Isoelectric Fluorescence)
The Protean IEF cell performs the first dimension isoelectric focusing of 2D electrophoretic protein analysis. The cell... Y. Lee Micro-105A
Real Time PCR
(Step One Plus Real Time PCR)
Real Time PCR instrument using LED based 4-color optical recording that uses either; a 96 well plate, 96- 0.1 ml tubes... M. Giffin MLSC-206
(Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction- Stratagene mx3000p)
Produces DNA from an RNA template from a fully integrated system. This system monitors and reports the accumulation of... K. Young MLSC-217
Scanning Electron Microscope
(SEM/FEI Quanta 200)
The SEM produces images of a sample by scanning it with a focused beam of electrons. The electrons interact with atoms... T. Douglass Micro-004
Snap i.d.
(Snap i.d 2.0 Protein Detection System)
Device allows users to conduct western blots and can accommodate both Mini (7.5 x 8.4 cm) or Midi (8.5 x 13.5 cm) size... D. Fraser MLSC-222
(Sonic Dismembrator Model 500)
Utilized for cell disruption and homogenization applications. M. Giffin MLSC-206
System is used to uniformly process multiple samples in sealed tubes of 0.5ml to 50ml capacity. Device is able, and... J. Brusslan MLSC-210
Instrument used to amplify DNA and RNA by polymerase chain reaction; by raising and lowering of temperatures allowing... H. Tsai Micro-305G
Trans Blot Turbo The Trans-blot turbo system is a high performance western blotting transfer system designed to provide rapid transfers... D. Fraser MLSC-222
X-ray Diffractometer
(X-ray Diffraction Instrument)
System is able to identify various substances in powder form by identifying the peaks of each substance. The Miniflex... L. Stevens HSCI-305
(Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) )
System used for nanoparticle, colloid and protein size, zeta potential and molecular weight measurements. ... P. Weers MLSC-245