Biosafety level 2-rated facilities support advanced cell biology research topics. We currently have ongoing cell biology work with bacteria, algae, human and mouse cancer cells, and macrophages.
BD FACS Accuri 4 color flow cytometer allows analysis of cellular characteristics on an individual cell basis. We can evaluate what types of cancer cells are dying when exposed to chemotherapy, how immune cells are activated during an infection, and the types of fluorescent proteins produced by bacteria and algae.
Fermenter supports the growth of microbes under very precise conditions.
We also have the capacity to introduce foreign DNA into our cells by a process known as transfection. This allows us to genetically engineer cells for use in experiments and to produce proteins of interest.