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Department Resources

In addition to the facilities in the F.W. Olin Biological Sciences Building listed below, there are many opportunities for students to conduct research projects at the DePauw Nature Park.

Anatomy & Physiology

  • Anatomy teaching lab, room 136
  • Animal Physiology teaching lab, room 201
  • Animal care facility
  • Leica CM 1900 Rapid Tissue Sectioning Cryostat
  • Reichert-Jung Ultra Cut E Ultra Microtone
  • Nikon Optiphot and ZMZ1000 Microscopes with Spot Basic and ACT 1 Imaging Software

Microscopy Resources

Zeiss AxioImager.M2 with fluorescence and Differential Interference Contrast (DIC) Optics and HP Compact Elite 8300 CMT Desktop PC workstation with HP ZR2740w 27-inch LED monitor. The fully motorized microscope is housed in the Bioimaging laboratory (Rm. Olin-242) and is shared among members of the DePauw community but is mostly used by members of the Biology and Psychology departments. It is equipped with DIC-optics and filter sets for blue, green and red fluorescence, EC Plan Neofluar 5x, 10x, 20x and 40x objectives, and a Plan-Apochromat 63x objective. The Axioimager is used for viewing whole mount immunostainings of adult zebrafish organs (heart), zebrafish larvae and embryos, double- and triple immunostained cryosectioned tissue, in-situ hybridizations in zebrafish larvae and embryos, and live transgenic zebrafish embryos and larvae expressing BFP, GFP or RFP.

Cell & Molecular Biology

DNA Sequencing & Bioinformatics lab, room 219

  • Eppendorf PCR Mastercyclers
  • Eppendorf MiniSpin Centrifuges
  • Eppendorf Centrifuge 5417R
  • Eppendorf Vacufuge
  • Eppendorf Centrifuge 5810R
  • CEQ 8000 automated Sequencer (Beckman-Coulter)
  • Eppendorf Centrifuge 5415C
  • Dell PCs & DNA Analysis Software: DS Gene
  • Illumina Eco Real-time PCR Machine

Cell Biology & Immunology teaching labs, room 223

Equipment rooms, room 222 & 240

Cell Culture Teaching lab, room 218

  • 7 Tissue culture hoods
  • 2 CO2 incubators for cell growth
  • Inverted Nikon Microscopes with NIS Elements F 3.0 Fluorescence Imaging Software

Computer lab, room 205

Molecular Biology Teaching lab, room 228A

  • Hitachi GeneSpec
  • New Brunswick G24 Environmental Incubator shaker
  • Thermolyne Amplitron PCR machine
  • BioRad Chef Mapper (PFGE)
  • BioRad Chef Electrophoresis Cell
  • Electrophoresis Units & Power Supplies
  • Bio-Rad Molecular Imager Gel Docking Station
  • ECOMAX X-Ray Film Developer
  • Fotodyne Gel Imaging system Eclipse
  • Fotodyne Archiver

Shared equipment resources with Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Storm Phosphoimager (Molecular Dynamics)
  • Scintillation counter (Beckmann)
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance ( MHz)
  • High Pressure Liquid Chromatograghy

Ecology & Behavior

  • Greenhouses
  • Nature Park and Manning  Field Station Laboratory
  • LI-COR L16400 Portable Photosynthesis System


Microbiology teaching lab, room 224
Lab prep and storeroom, room 229