Equipment

Electron Micrograph

Laboratory Resources and Expertise

This laboratory is subdivided into a central “wet-lab” containing bench tops and a  separate, dedicated computer and office area for laboratory personnel. Located in the FPB School of Nursing, this shared laboratory contains instrumentation for genetic and molecular analysis, including:

  • PCR
  • Western Blot analysis
  • Hybridization
  • Gel electrophoresis
  • Microcentrifugation
  • Spectrophotometric analysis
  • Tissue culture hood
  • Incubators
  • Refrigerators/freezers
  • Sonication
  • Electroporation
HPLC

In vivo and in vitro studies employ the MesoScale Discovery System’s electrochemiluminescence technology to gather information on assays. For more information on the technology or assays that can be run, please visit their website.

We also employ a high-density EEG 128 channel system with three dimensional mapping to explore regional differences in patterns of brain activity during experimental and clinical conditions. For more information please visit the company website.

We also routinely employ neuroimmuninohistochemistry to elucidate neurochemical structural and functional relationships.

We employ gene expression studies to provide insight into molecular mechanisms leading to neurochemical dysfunction following adverse perinatal events.

HPLC

‌Additional equipment include

  • High-speed and ultra centrifuges,
  • Shaker incubators,
  • Two (-70) freezers.
  • a new MesoScale Discovery QuickPlex SQ 120.
  • High-density 128 channel EEG