Department of Biology laboratories are well equipped for studies that require cell and molecular, biochemical, biophysical and bioinformatic approaches.
Major equipment includes:
- Inverted microscopes
- Fluorescence microscopes
- CCD cameras
- Nikon C1-Plus confocal microscope with three lasers
- Morgagni (FEI Company) 100 kv Transmission electron microscope
- Leica ultramicrotome
- Dissecting microscope for yeast tetrad analysis
- Imaging software (Metamorph, Ethovision and others)
- Image analysis systems
- Standard and Real-time thermal cyclers
- CD spectrometer
- BD FACS Canto Flow cytometer
John Marra, Director
AREAC is a 15,000-square-foot facility dedicated to basic and applied studies of aquatic organisms and the environments they inhabit. The saltwater area (10,000 square feet) is a recirculating seawater system, allowing control of temperature and salinity, and photoperiod. There is also a separate, 3,000-square-foot lab for growing and experimentation of freshwater organisms. A 2,000-square-foot adjacent lab is equipped for various analyses, including morphology, immunochemistry, molecular biology, biochemical assays and water quality.