The following specialized equipment is a sample of that available to faculty and students:

    * Zeiss LSM510 Laser Confocal Microscope
    * Real-Time PCR
    * Spectroscopy

Zeiss LSM510 Laser Confocal Microscope

This facility houses a Zeiss LSM510 with optics for red and green fluorescence, and imaging software for additional image analysis and manipulation.

Real-Time PCR

Computer-controlled Cepheid SmartCycler PCR instrumentation is available to perform real-time PCR.


Computer-controlled Bio-Tek spectrophotometer (μQuant) and fluorimeter (FLX-800) plate readers are available for spectroscopy needs. In addition, a luminometer has been provided by Turner Biosystems through their grant program.