Shared Department Equipment

Many facilities in the Biology Department are shared among members of the department. These include "Charged Centers," such as the plant growth facility, microscopy facility, computer facility, and "Shared Instruments" such as auotclaves, ultracentrifuges, scintillation counters, spectrophotometers, etc. Each piece of shared equipment has user guidelines decided by the indicated contact person (eg proper training, maintenance, access). For heavy use equipment, it is encouraged that the contact person keep a "signup/usage log" on the equipment. Please email the contact person for more info on the use of that equipment. If there are any general questions or issues, please email Prof Kranz (kranz@wustl.edu). 

Autoclaves are available in the following rooms:

  • McDonnell 035 (2 available)
  • Monsanto 402 (2 available)
  • Rebstock 302 (2 available)
  • Rebstock 123 (preference is Teaching Lab use; please check with Ben Abts)
  • Plant Growth 111 (preference is Greenhouse users; please check with Mike Dyer)

Centrifuges

Instrument Model Location Contact
Ultracentrifuge Beckman L90K Rebstock 326 Bob Kranz
Ultracentrifuge Beckman L 80XD McDonnell LL 055 (tentatively) Himadri Pakrasi
Centrifuge Sorval RC5-C Rebstock 326 Bob Hippe

 


Microscopes

Instrument Model Location Contact
Photon Counting Microscope Nikon TE 2000 Monsanto 2nd floor Erik Herzog
Confocal Microscope Nikon A1Si McDonnell 016 Dianne Duncan
Confocal Microscope Leica Sp8 McDonnell 019 Dianne Duncan
Multiphoton Microscope Leica Sp8-DIVE McDonnell 018 Dianne Duncan
Compound Epifluorescence Microscope Nikon Eclipse 80i McDonnell 015 Dianne Duncan
Brightfield StereoMicroscope Leica S8 Apo McDonnell 020 Dianne Duncan
Epifluorescent StereoMicroscope Nikon SMZ-1500 McDonnell 040 Dianne Duncan
Motorized Epifluorescent StereoMicroscope Zeiss SV-11 McDonnell 015 Dianne Duncan
Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope Zeiss Evo 10 MA McDonnell 020 Dianne Duncan
TiRF Microscope Nikon TIE Rebstock 327 Petra Levin

 

Imaging

Instrument Model Location Contact
Phosphorimager BioRad Personal Molecular Imager Monsanto 1st floor computer room Mike Malolepszy
Fuji CCD Imaging LAS 4000 Plus Monsanto 510 Hani Zaher
Licor Odyssey Monsanto 317 Bob Kranz
X-Ray Processor Protech Ecomax McDonnell 133 Dianne Duncan

Chemiluminescent/Fluorescent Imager

Syngene Pxi-4 McDonnell 245 Dianne Duncan
Typhoon GE R6B Monsanto 509 Hani Zher


Miscellaneous

Instrument Model Location Accessories Contact
Lyophilizer Virtis 12 SL Rebstock 326   Biology Shop
Q-RTPCR Machine Cedheid Smart Cycler McDonnell 350   Ken Olsen
Cryostat Leica CM1850 Monsanto 204   Erik Herzog
French Press SLM Aminco Monsanto 501   Hani Zahar
96 & 384 WEll Microtiter Plate Luminometer Luminoscan Mansanto 311   Bob Kranz
Circular Dichroism Spectrophotometer Jasco J-815 McDonnell 313   Bob Kranz
Thermi Sci Nanodrop Nanodrop One Monsanto 315   Barbara Kunel
Mixture Mill (for cell breakage) Retsch McDonnell 134   Sally Elgin-TBD
Refrigerated Shaker/Incubator Innova 4330 Monsanto 313   Bob Kranz
Scintillation Counter Beckman LS 6500 Rebstock 206   Dan Hanson
Flow Cytometer BD Accuri C6Plus Rebstock 206   Dan Hanson

 

Back-up Freezers

Instrument Model Location Contact
-80 Freezer Harris McDonnell 349 Biology Shop/Bob Hippe
-80 Freezer Kelvinator Rebstock 326 Biology Shop/Bob Hippe

 

Updated May 2019