Upcoming seminars:

April 29, 2011

"Evolutionary conserved transcriptional response toward BMP signaling in developing mouse and xenopus embryos"

Ken Cho, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair
Department of Developmental and Cell Biology
University of California Irvine

102 Jones Hall

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Research Facilities


Researchers in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology have access to many facilities and equipment both within the department and at other locations within the University. 

Department research facilities:

   Tulane Transgenic mouse facility (
   Neuroscience Core Lab (
   Animal cell and tissue culture facility
   Promega Expess Freezer Program

Department research equipment and supplies:

   DNA Thermocyclers
   Bio-Rad digital gel imager
   Bio-Rad digital phosphoimager
   Kodak automated X-ray film developer
   Varian UV/Vis spectrophotometer with temperature control
   Beckman scintillation counter
   10 liter New Brunswick scientific bioflow 2000 fermenter/ bioreactor
   French Pressure cell
   Refrigerated Beckman and Dupont/Sorvall centrifuges and rotors
   Beckman L-80 and TL-100 ultracentrifuges and rotors
   Savant SpeedVac concentrator
   Ultralow temperature freezers
   Cold Room
   Automated glassware washer
   ELGA Purelab ultrapure water system
   Ice makers
   Liquid nitrogen
   Dry ice

Other relevant research facilities and services available at Tulane University:

Coordinated Instrumentation Facility (CIF) (

Microscopy lab (
   JEOL JSM-820Scanning Electron Microscope
   JEOL 2010 Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope
   Fluorescence Microscopy
   Zeiss LSM 510 Multi-photon Laser Scanning Microscope
   ▪ Alto 2500 Cryo Imager

Organics lab (
   GE Omega PSG500 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometer
   Finnigan LaserMat 2000 Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization
   Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer
   Shimadzu QP5000 GC/MS Capillary Column GC

Tulane Shared Instrumentation Facility (SIF) (

   Oligonucleotide synthesis
   Peptide synthesis
   Protein sequencing

   Pharmacia LKB-Ultrascan XL scanning densitometer
   Pharmacia FPLC system
   Waters 600E HPLC system

Tulane Gene therapy Center instruments and services (

   DNA sequencing (two ABI 3100 16-capillary sequencers) (
   Flow Cytometry. Becton-Dickinson FACSVantage SE cell sorter with 3 lasers
   Microarray Core. Affymetrix microarray instrument
   Mass Spectrometry Core. (MALDI-TOF)
   Circular Dichroism Spectro polarimeter Core
   Biosensor Assay Core. (Fison instrument)
   Cell Culture And Repository Core
   Laser-Assisted Microscopy Core
   Real-Time PCR Core

  Howard Tilton Memorial Library (

The University's nine libraries house approximately 1.7 million volumes and 15,500 currently received serial titles, most of which are located in the nearby Howard-Tilton Memorial Library.  Additional library facilities are available at the Tulane Health Sciences Center.

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