Core Equipment


The Department of Biomedical Sciences core equipment facilities are located throughout the second and third floor of the Medical School or in the neighboring MWAH building. All faculty labs have access to these facilities and the equipment is maintained by the department. Key contact personnel for each piece of equipment are listed. Training for each piece of equipment is required and can be arranged through the PI or lab members. If no one is available, please contact Annette Rod ( to arrange orientation and training.

Shared Equipment Available

Many of our pieces of equipment are shared and available to use by faculty and lab staff. Each piece of equipment listed below is hyperlinked to a document where you can find necessary information.

General Lab Equipment:


Liquid Nitrogen 

Shaking Incubators

Steam Sterilizers

Ultrapure Water Systems


Cell Metabolic Analysis:


Sample Prep and Quantification:

Bio-Rad Mini Protean Gel Electrophoresis System

Nanodrop ND-1000 

Polytron Tissue Homogenizer

Quibit Fluorometers


Molecular Imaging:

Bio-Rad GS 505/525 Phosphorimager

Multi-Well Plate Assays:



Leica ASP 300 automatic tissue processor

Leica EG1160 Embedding Station

Leica SM2010 R Sliding Microtome

Microm HM 505 E Cryostat

Reichert-Jung BioCut 2030 Rotary Microtome

Thermo Microm HM 550 Cryostat



Rotor Gene Q (x2)



EVOS M7000

HP Workstation - Nikon NIS Elements Analysis

Leica DMi8 Inverted Epifluorescence

Nikon AXR Confocal

Nikon Eclipse Ni Upright Pathology

Nikon Eclipse TE300 Inverted Epifluorescence

Zeiss LSM710 Confocal


Flow Cytometry:


Cell Culture Facilities:

SMed 296 - Cell Culture Room

SMed 362 - Cell Culture Room


Research Infrastructure Manager/Medical School Safety Officer

Microscopy Manager