Instrumentation

The core rooms function as “your lab away from lab” to conduct your research or as a back-up source when you have a equipment problem or require bench space. The Core rooms are stocked with basic supplies and equipment such as pipettors, tips, bench paper, Ph meter, balances, scales, hot plate and stirrer etc.

The following is a list of Core Equipment by category:

Microscope

  • Zeiss Imager.M2 Light Microscope – Location PSC 858 – Specialized
  • MicroMaster Light Microscope 4x/10x/40x lens with 2 oculars – Location PSC 921 – Basic 

Measure Nucleic Acid and Proteins:

  • Genesis 5 Spectrophometer – Location PSC 921- Specialized
  • GE NanoVue Plus Spectrometer – Location PSC 921- Specialized

Quantification of Radiolabeled Probes and Assays (RIA)

  • Tri Carb 2910 TR Liquid Scintillation Counter – Location PSC 921 – Specialized

Absorbance Microplate Reader for Assays (i.e.ELISA, Protein)

  • iMark Microplate Absorbance Reader (BioRad) – Location PSC 921 –  Specialized

Cellular Dissection for nucleic acid and proteins

  • Arcturus XT Micro Dissection System – Location PSC 871 – Specialized (supplies are purchased by user)

Whole Body Composition Analyzer for small animals

  • EchoMRI 700 – Location PSC 856 – Specialized

Microtome Steel Blade Sharpener

  • Shandon Autosharp 5 – Location PSC 753 – Specialized

Histology  – Training upon request unless noted as Specialized

  • Vibrotome 1000 Tissue – Location PSC 921- Basic
  • Lieca CM 3050S Cryostats (2 units) – Location PSC 921 – Basic
  • Shandon Sliding Microtome (Freezing or Room Temp) – Location PSC 921 – Basic
  • Shandon Finesse 325 Rotary Microtome – Paraffin wax embedded tissue – Location PSC 921 – Basic
  • Water Bath and Slide Warmer – used with Rotary  325 Microtome – Location PSC 921 -Basic
  • Shandon STP 120 Paraffin Infiltration – Location PSC 863 – Specialized
  • HistoStar 4 Paraffin Embedding System – Location PSC 863 – Specialized
  • CLARTY TISSUE Clearing –  Immunohistochemical staining System PSC 921 – Specialized 

 

Centrifuges – Training upon request unless noted as Specialized 

  • Sorvall RC 5B Refrigerated Floor Model – Location PSC 921 – Basic
  • Sorvall 17 Refrigerated Bench Modle – Location PSC 921 – Basic 
  • MicroMax RF Ultra Refrigerated Bench Model – Location PSC 921 – Basic
  • Allegra X15-R Refrigerated Bench Model – Location PSC 863/841 – Basic
  • Eppendorf micocentrifuge Bench Model – Location PSC 921 – Basic 
  • Micro mini centrifuges bench top models (3 units) PSC 921 – Basic 

Water Baths

  • Precision Scientific Shallow Form Shaker – Location PSC 921- Basic
  • Precision water bath – Location PSC 863/841 – Basic

Shakers and Vortexers

  • Microplate Incubator shaker holds up to 4 plates – Location PSC 921 – Basic
  • Lab-Line Orbit Shaker – Location PSC 921 – Basic
  • Fisher Brand Vortex Genie 2 – Location PSC 921 – Basic
  • Scientific Industries Genie 2 Vortex – Location PSC 921 – Basic
  • Muti-tube Troemner Vortexer – Location PSC 921 – Basic
  • Mini-Shaker (up to 8lbs load) – Location PSC 921 – Basic
  • Standard Orbit Shaker 5000 – Location PSC 921 – Basic
  • Microplate Shaker – Location PSC 921- Basic

Incubators

  •  Two Microbiology Incubators BD 53 – Sterile Use Only – Location PSC 921- Basic

Water Purification Systems

  • Thermolyne NanoPure UV/UF Ultrapure – Location PSC 921 – Basic
  • PureLab Classic ELGA Ultra Pure System – Location PSC 921 – Basic 

Cold Storage Units – Contact Mary Karom for storage space

  • Two  -80 Freezers for multiple users in PSC 863/841 and One -80 Freezer for multiple users in PSC 921
  • One Long Term -80 Freezer storage, One -80 Freezer multiple users, One -80 Freezer back up use only (or defrosting use) in PSC 753. 
  • PSC 863 and PSC 921 house 4 degree C refrigerators and -20 degree C for multiple users.
  • Flammable Refrigerator in PSC 863
  • Microplate shaker in deli style refrigerator PSC 863 

Miscellaneous

  • pH Meter Mettler Toledo FE20/EL20 Education Line –  located in PSC 921
  • Balance Fisher Science Education 0.0001g to 100 g ( 3 units) – located in PSC 921
  • Scale Fisher Science Education 0.1g-200g – located in PSC 921
  • 2 Flammable Cabinets for chemical storage – located in PSC 753
  • BioClave Bench top Autoclave Model STE-16-M Benchmark Scientific – Location PSC 921
  • Eppendorf Vacufuge Plus (Concentrator or Desiccator) – Location PSC 921

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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