Research Facilities

We are committed to teaching, researching, and expanding the discipline of microbiology using diverse molecular, genetic, physiological, ecological, evolutionary, and applied translational approaches to understand microbial systems.

With access to state-of-the-art facilities, instruments and equipment, our students are able to engage in leading-edge projects, uphold the principles of the scientific method, and take full advantage of the opportunities for learning, discovery, and personal growth.

Explore our research facilities: 

Biology Computer Resource Center

The BCRC is a Computing Facility in the Department of Biology. Macintosh computers are available for use by all Life Sciences students and faculty. 

W.M. Keck Center for Electron Microscopy

Equipped with several Transmission (TEM) and Scanning (SEM) Electron Microscopes as well as related sample preparation equipment.

Genomics Resource Laboratory

Provides solutions for Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) and advances instrumentation for DNA, RNA analysis. Facility is equipped with instruments including Illumina NextSeq 500 and MiSeq.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility

Houses high-field NMR spectrometers that serve to elucidate the structure, dynamics, interaction, and organization of molecules.

Mass Spectrometry Facility

Houses a suite of instrumentation for characterizing elements and compounds across the entire mass range from small (metal ions) to large (macromolecular assemblies). 

GE Typhoon Phosphorimager

Typhoon FLA 9500 is a variable mode laser scanner with modular access to the optical components, providing both versatile and flexible imaging for precise quantitation of proteins, nucleic acids, and other biomolecules.

Light Microscopy Facility

Provides powerful resources for imaging model organisms, tissue, cells, biomaterials, and artificial structures and houses state-of-the-art equipment including almost every light microscopy imaging modality presently available.