Laboratory Announcements

New Equipment

Bio-Rad ChemiDoc Imaging System

  • A new unit is now available and operational on the 3rd floor, located on the end of the bench closest to the conference room.
  • Ethidium Bromide may be used in this ChemiDoc, but must follow the guidance below per Dr. Bowes Rickman, P30 Core Module Director.
  • For imaging of Ethidium Bromide (EtBr; a known carcinogen) stained gels, make sure to thoroughly rinse gels in deionized water before imaging to avoid EtBr contamination of imager.
  • When finished with imaging, make sure to spray down the gel platform with deionized water and wipe off with paper towels.
  • Follow-up with spraying with 70% Ethanol and wiping down. 
  • If these procedures are followed by all users, EtBr-stained gels can be safely imaged.  
  • All users should still wear nitrile gloves at all times when using the imager to avoid any potential low-level EtBr exposure.


5th Floor Cryostat in tissue culture

  • Replaced Leica Biosystem CM1950 Cryostat by the Department of Ophthalmology.
  • The system arrived October 20, 2022 and will be operational within the next few weeks.


Coming Soon:

  • The 4th Floor Autofluorescence microscope in tissue culture is being replaced with a Nikon Eclipse Ts2R by Dr. Dan Stamer. We anticipate delivery in Fall 2022.
  • The 4th Floor Confocal microscope is being replaced with a Nikon AX-Resonant Confocal Microscope System by the Department of Ophthalmology.
  • Anticipate delivery by the end of 2022.