These shared resources are available to other researchers both within and outside the University of Minnesota community.
They provide a stable, cost-effective, and technologically relevant means of supporting the Center for Immunology's mission to coordinate and promote efforts in immunology research, education, and clinical applications.
Contact: Deb Lins, email@example.com, 612-626-2476
Lab safety training is required for everyone using the equipment and facilities.
RS 2000 X-Ray Irradiator
The RS 2000 is the non-isotope alternative to radioactive source equipment for research irradiation applications. This system is powerful and flexible enough to assist with biological studies in cancer, bio-technology and selected institutional work including:
- Human Genome
- Stem Cell Research
- Small animal work
- Feeder cell production
The RS 2000 has user-variable dose rates up to 6 Gy per minute whereas a gamma irradiator's dose rate is dependent on the isotope used and the remaining curies encapsulated. Rad Source has developed the expertise to produce a dose equivalency to gamma irradiators.
The RS 2000 allows for one cycle irradiation of animals in a standard filtered Allentown Cage, which is provided with the equipment and provides 95% horizontal dose uniformity within the rearing cage using our patented reflective holder
See radsource.com for more information about this product.
or contact Deb Lins
A variety of common laboratory instrumentation is also shared by the center staff members. A sampling of this equipment encompasses centrifugation, spectrophotometry, real-time PCR, and protein purification.
- C.T.L. ImmunoSpot Elispot
- Molecular Devices- Spectra Max 384 Plus Plate Reader
- Savant SpeedVac Rotovap
- TECAN Infinite Pro M Plex
- Thermo Scientific NanoDrop OneC
- UVP EL3 Gel Documentation System
Please visit the University Flow Cytometry Resource (UFCR) website for all of your flow cytometry needs.
BD LSR II (H10100002)
BD LSR II (H10100002)|Online Calendar|Configuration|Fluorescent Guide
- 4 lasers: 50mW Violet (405nm), 20mW Blue (488nm), 40mW Yellow-Green (561nm) and 40mW Red (640nm) spatially-separated laser sources
- 14 fluorescent parameters (6V-2B-3YG-3R)
Location: 2-289 Wallin Medical Biosciences Building (WMBB)
CFI maintains an imaging facility in WMBB.
Equipment available for use:
- Leica TCS Multiphoton Microscope
- Leica DM5500B Epifluorescent Wide-field microscope
- Olympus FV1000 Confocal microscope
- Leica CM1800 Cryostat
University Imaging Centers
Who to contact
Fill out a non-urgent work request form for all building and FM requests
For Urgent work requests(floods, alarms, card reader doors, etc.):
During business hours
- Information Desk: 612-626-5258 or RBMSBDDW@umn.edu (8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday)
- James Gladney: 612-301-5884 (office)
- Cheryl Miller: 612-625-5905 (office)
After business hours, weekends, and urgent needs
- Building Coordinator on Call: 763-760-4794 (cell)
- Cheryl Miller: 651-769-4664 (cell)
Radiation and Chemical Spills:
- During business hours call 612-626-6002.
- After business hours call 911 from a University phone.