Facilities & Centers: Biotechnology Laboratories
About our Laboratories
The animal science department has four state-of-the-art equipped laboratories for student-faculty research projects, representing the cutting edge of biotechnology and nutrition research. Our biotechnology laboratory facilities were newly remodeled in 2001 and 2005 and equipped with the cutting-edge tools used in modern biotechnology research and development.
The equipment, acquired through a combination of federal grants and donations, supports work in cell biology, histology, embryology and immunology, using the latest molecular techniques. Major items within these laboratories include:
• Two micromanipulators
• Three fluorescence-equipped microscopy systems
• Three BSL-I laminar flow hoods
• Two BSL-II biosafety cabinets
• Applied Biosystems 7500Fast quantitative PCR system
• BioTek Synergy II multi-function plate reader
• Guava Easycyte Mini flow cytometer
• Refrigerated micro and bench top centrifuges
• Type I DI water purification systems
Students taking courses in biotechnology, reproduction, immunology and embryology enjoy the use of these facilities, as do undergraduate and graduate students involved in externally sponsored research projects.