The Department of Biology maintains several indoor and outdoor laboratories, including both a local and an international field site. Equipment available for faculty research projects and student researchers is listed.

Animal Care Facilities

 

Contact: Dr. Jeff Camper, Dr. Shayna Wrighten

Cell Culture Laboratory

  • Fluorescence microscope
  • Inverted tissue culture microscope
  • Microplate reader
  • Dark field and phase contrast microscopes
  • Anaerobic microbiology equipment
  • Digital photomicrography equipment
Contact: Dr. Erin Eaton, Dr. Jennifer Lyles, Dr. Lori Turner

Greenhouse

  • Separate dry and humid environments
  • Environmental chambers
Contact: Dr. Gerald Long, Prof. Lisa Pike, Dr. Jeremy Rentsch, Dr. Jeff Steinmetz

Histology Laboratory

  • Conventional and Cryostat histology microtomes
Contact: Dr. Tamatha Barbeau, Dr. Shayna Wrighten

Molecular Genetics Laboratory

  • UV spectrophotometer
  • Microplate reader
  • Refrigerated centrifuge
  • Clinical centrifuge
  • IEP-agar and SDS-PAGE electrophoresis systems
  • Submarine protein/DNA electrophoresis systems
  • Gradient-capable thermocycler
  • Real Time thermocycler
  • Multiporator
  • Sonicator
  • minus 80° and liquid nitrogen storage
  • pH meters and microelectrodes
Contact: Dr. Erin Eaton, Dr. Jennifer Lyles, Dr. David Malakauskas, Dr. Henry Slone, Dr. Lori Turner, Dr. Paul Zwiers

Natural History Collections

  • Herbarium
  • Bird collection
Contact: Dr. Jeff Camper, Prof. Travis Knowles, Dr. Gerald Long, Dr. Jeremy Rentsch, Dr. Norma Salcedo

Outdoor Research Laboratory

  • PIT-tagging systems
  • Radiotelemetry equipment
  • Oxygen/Carbon Dioxide gas analyzers
  • YSI oxygen meter/thermistor
  • Aquatic current meters
  • Vernier water quality equipment
  • Ultrasound bat detector
  • Camera traps
Contact: Dr. Jeff Camper, Dr. Jeff Steinmetz

Wildsumaco Biological Station

  • Audio recorders
  • Motion-triggered cameras and video recorders
  • Dissecting microscopes
Contact: Prof. Travis Knowles (Director), Dr. Jeff Camper, Dr. Norma Salcedo, Dr. Jeff Steinmetz, Dr. Paul Zwiers

Wyndham Environmental Center

Drift fences

Contact: Dr. Jeff Camper, Prof. Travis Knowles, Dr. Gerald Long, Dr. Jeff Steinmetz, Dr. Paul Zwiers