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CU-GCL is a multi-user research and service institute located in the Biosystems Research Complex (BRC) on the CU campus. The Institute houses a suite of molecular biology and bioinformatics equipment situated within two full laboratory suites that provide over 5,000 sq ft of customized laboratory space with a built in 4oC cold room, and 2 isolated procedure rooms dedicated to PCR and nucleic acid extraction.
CU-GCL is structured to contain four basic working groups: 1) the Genomic Resource Lab, 2) the DNA Sequencing Lab, 3) the Physical Mapping Lab, and 4) the Bioinformatics Lab. Through these work groups, CU-GCL offers a comprehensive service package from the extraction of nucleic acid to the collection of biological measurements with complex data analysis and interpretation. An overview of the CU-GCL service offerings and research/service environment can be found at: www.genome.clemson.edu. CU-GCL is working directly with EPIC investigators on experimental design, RNAseq and differential gene expression analysis, and sequencing.
The Clemson Light Imaging Facility (CLIF) is a multi-user core facility located in the new Clemson University Life Sciences Facility. The core houses a suite of Nikon microscopes, a Zeiss LSM 510 confocal microscope, a CytoViva Hyperspectral Imaging System, a Leica DM 750 P polarized light microscope, a Leica DM IL inverted contrasting microscope, a Leica M80 stereomicroscope, a Leica SP8X Multiphoton spectral confocal microscope, and (See Available Equipment). Additionally, the CLIF houses cell counting and sorting equipment, including a Guava EasyCyte HT and a Biorad SE3 Cell Sorter. The CLIF includes a multi-user specimen preparation laboratory, and a dedicated 20-seat classroom equipped with video conferencing and recording capabilities. The light imaging core facility contains approximately 2642 square feet of laboratory space, including a 742 sq ft preparatory area, which is used by researchers to prepare specimens for imaging, a storage area, 6 instrumentation rooms, and an image analysis room.