Department of Biological Sciences

Facilities

The Phytochemistry Laboratory is a newly renovated facility in Davis Hall (Room 119). It is fully equipped with instruments used for the identification and purification of natural products, including a gas chromatograph, high-performance liquid chromatographs (HPLC), and a liquid chromatograph-mass spectrometer (LC-MS). The Molecular Biology Research Facility contains sophisticated instrumentation for molecular biology, cellular biology, and biochemical research. The equipment includes a DNA synthesizer, HPLCs, ultracentrifuges, high-speed centrifuges, phosphorim ager, scanning spectrophotometers, electrophoresis systems for a protein and nucleic acid analysis and DNA sequencing, and computers for integration with the instrumentation. Bioimaging facilities include a confocal microscope, fluorescence microscopes, and scanning and transmission microscopes. There is a recently built research greenhouse, as well as an older greenhouse, and an animal-care facility.

A Biological Sciences Computer Center opened in 2003 with funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the State of New York. The laboratory is integrated into the research instruments in the Biological Sciences Department and enables students to learn how to operate state-of-the-art scientific instruments. The Center has real-time videoconferencing capabilities to allow faculty to incorporate research results and access to the Internet while teaching courses.

Last modified: Mar 5, 2012

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