Cell Culture Facilities
The laboratory provides access to equipment necessary for cell growth, lysis, media preparation and safe storage. Available equipment include shaking incubators, cell disrupters, ultracentrifugation with a range of rotors, sonicators and imaging systems.
Gene and Protein Analysis
The gene and protein research section provides analytical services such as DNA and genomic sequencing, SNP genotyping, proteomics and protein sequencing. Instrumentation also includes Bio-Rad electrophoresis platforms, Applied Biosystems® Real-Time PCR system, sonic dismembrator and UV crosslinker.
Confocal Microscopy and Imaging Facility
The advanced imaging facility offers access to a wide diverse set of microscopes for cell-based fluorescence studies through widefield, confocal, multiphoton and TIRF technologies.
The biomaterials research section includes the study of biomaterials for the delivery of therapeutics and medical development, scaffolds for tissue engineering applications, and the interaction between biomaterials and cells or tissues at the molecular and genetic levels.