Cell Culture Lab
The core cell culture facility is a resource available to all biology faculty and student. It is located on the third floor of the Howell Science Building in room N302. It is a recently renovated laboratory that serves as a teaching as well as research facility. The facility is used to train both undergraduate and graduate students. We are offering a graduate cell biology class every fall. In addition, we are teaching undergraduate workshops during the summer. These workshops are 2 weeks long and provide undergraduate students with necessary skills to work in a cell culture lab. The workshops are offered twice each summer.
The facility contains enough equipment to accommodate up to eight students at a time. We have four biological safety cabinets, two CO2 incubators, two bench top centrifuges, a plate reader and plate washer, two inverted microscopes, and a compound microscope. Additionally, the facility also acts as a repository for cell line storage through the use of three cryo-storage units, which are available to all biology faculty members and their students.