Biochemistry Departmental Equipment

The equipment listed on this page is typically available for all users in the department to access for their research needs. By sharing the equipment labs are able to access equipment that is either not regularly used or might be cost prohibitive for an individual lab to purchase and maintain.

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Low-Volume Nano ITC


Measure molecular binding events in small volumes.

LSRFortessa X20 Standard


The BD LSRFortessa is an air-cooled multi-laser benchtop flow cytometer with the ability to acquire parameters for a large number of colors. It uses fixed-alignment lasers that transmit light through a flow cell to configurable octagon and trigon detector arrays. These detectors collect and translate the resulting fluorescence signals into electronic signals. Cytometer electronics convert these signals into digital data.

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MakerBot 3D Printer


3D printer for creating prototypes using PLA filaments

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MALDI TOF-TOF Mass Spectrometer


Determine the mass of a biological molecule.

MetaMorph Software Suite


Analysis of images and movies.

Multifors II Chemostat


A chemostat allows us to study interactions between members of microbial communities for a prolonged period of time where pH, nutrient availability and washout of waste products/dead cells can be precisely controlled. This system will be used for many projects in the lab including studying the metabolism of synthetic human gut microbiome communities, response to invasion by intestinal pathogens, control of microbial communities using engineered probiotics and phage-bacterial interactions. In addition, a major challenge for interpreting ‘omics’ data in batch culture is that the environment and thus the cellular physiological state is continuously changing. Therefore, the continuous culture system would establish precise control of the environment for investigation of global mRNA, protein and metabolite profile

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Octet® RED96


Utilizes biolayer interferometry (BLI) to enable label free, real-time analysis of protein−protein and protein−small molecule interactions.

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ProteOn™ XPR36


SPR optical biosensor that provides real-time data on the affinity, specificity, and interaction kinetics of protein interactions.

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Quantus Fluorometer


Fluorometer for quantifying nucleic acid samples for sequencing.

Room 175 Presentation Computer


Computer connected to presentation system in 175 Biochem Addition. Offers both Mac OS X and Windows options for display on the projector system.