In the Building:
1309 Calit2 Building
1.Incubator/Shaker - New Brunswick Scientific Classic Series (Model C24)
2.Isotemp Incubator - Fisher Scientific
3.Autoclave - Harvey Sterile Max
4.Small Oven - Boekel Scientific
5.Centrifuge - Eppendorf 5417R
6.Sonicator - VWR B1500A R
7.Mini Shaker - Fisher Scientific
8.Water Bath Heater, Mixer, Shaker - VWR
9.Weighing Balance - Sartorious - GD 503 - NTEP
10.Microwave - GE
11.Gel Imaging System - Kodak Gel Logic 200
13. Syringe pump
14. Two hot plates
An inverted fluorescent microscope and a patch-clamp systems including a micromanipulator on a vibration isolation table are currently being installed.
These facilities enable research at the intersection of biology, nanotechnology, information technology, and medicine in an integrated lab, which is not possible in traditional dry labs or clean rooms, and also not possible in traditional medical and biology labs. The ability to demonstrate and test nanodevices as prototype probes of cellular and subcellar function is a unique aspect of this lab, integrated with the device fabrication facilities (INRF, BION) and nano- and materials characterization facilities (Zeiss lab) under the umbrella organization of CalIT2.
Some examples of enabled research includes wet-lab projects include cell sorting and analysis, DNA sequencing, the formation of artificial cells, nanotube chemistry for printed biosensors, electrochemical based apoptosis assays, reactive free radical chemistry of DNA damage, neural probes at the sub-cellular level, and bio-energetic studies of metabolism at the fundamental single protein level, and various microfluidic based lab on a chip systems. These projects generally will enable a better understanding of (and eventually improved diagnosis and treatment of) a variety of diseases, including, for example cancer, diabetes, and the aging process itself.
Some currently funded projects include support from sources such as the National Cancer Institute (of the NIH) and the Army Research Office.
In the Building
A UCI/UCSD PARTNERSHIP > California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology
In the Building