Core Facilities

Shared Instrumentation Facility

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HOURS: Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8:30 - 5:00 pm.

LOCATION: We are located in Room 6722 of the Medical School.

FEES: Please see Miriam Ruiz for details.

Imaging and Detection

  • Fuji PhosphorImager FIA9000 (provides quantitative imaging/phosphor technology)
  • Fuji Luminescent Image Analyzer LAS4000
  • Alpha Innotech AlphaImager (documentation and image analysis applications)
  • Nano Drop ND-1000 Spectrophotometers ND-2000 (measures color across a visible spectrum/produces data)
  • Packard Tri-Carb 1600CA Liquid Scintilation Analyzer

Sample Processing and Analysis

  • BioRad PCR - Thermal Cycler (amplifies DNA)
  • Virtis Lyophilizer (dehydration process typically used to preserve a perishable material)
  • BioRad Gel Dryer
  • SLM AMINCO French Press
  • Savant Automatic Environmental SpeedVac with Vaponet

Liquid Chromatography

  • BioRad Biologic Duo Flow QualTee System with Fraction Collector


  • Beckman XL-90 Floor Standing Ultracentrifuge (large samples)
    Rotors: Type SW 41 TI, Type 50.2 TI, Type 90 TI, Type NVT 90, Type 19, Type 42
  • Sorvall RC3C Low-Speed Centrifuge for 6x1 liter buckets (up to 5,000)

Supply Center


1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112