Facilities


Our lab consists of roughly 1,500 square feet of newly-renovated space on the second floor of Abelson, including a student office, wet lab, and environment-controlled microscopy lab. 

Microscopy Lab

  • Temperature, humidity, and dust controlled environment
  • Black-out conditions
  • 4'x6'x8" floating optical table system (Newport Integrity 4 VCS)
  • Two 3'x5'x4" floating isolation workstations (Newport Vision IsoStation)
  • 30"x36"x4" floating isolation workstation (TMC)
  • Leica SP8 laser-scanning confocal system
    • Solid-state lasers: 405 nm, 488 nm, 552 nm, and 638 nm
    • Tandem scanner with 12-kHz resonant scanning mirror
    • Detectors: 2 PMTs and 1 GaAsP HyD
    • SuperZ galvo stage
    • Adaptive Focus Control (AFC)
    • Objectives: 63x, 1.4 NA, oil-immersion; 63x, 1.2 NA, water-immersion; 20x, 0.5 NA
    • Differential interference contrast
  • Nikon TE-2000E inverted optical microscope (fully motorized)
    • Optical tweezers
    • Total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) or scattering
    • Wide-field fluorescence
    • Differential interference contrast
    • Temperature-controlled stage
    • Photometrics CoolSNAP HQ2 cooled CCD camera
  • Ocean Optics temperature-controlled UV-Vis modular spectrometer

Wet Lab

  • Milli-Q Advantage A10 water purification system
  • Harrick plasma cleaner
  • Mettler Toledo analytical balance with ionizer
  • Refrigerated benchtop centrifuge
  • Benchtop microcentrifuge
  • Forced-air safety oven