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Core Research Equipment

Dr. Grant Hatch’s lab equipment:

Scintillation Counter
Seahorse XF analyzer
Gas Chromatograph
Ultracentrifuge
High Speed Centrifuge
Real Time PCR Unit
Thin Layer Chromatography Units
Fluorescent Microscope
Laminar Flow Hood
Fume Hood

Dr. Vern Dolinsky’s lab equipment:

Spectrophotometer
Basic light microscope
Dissecting microscope
Electrophoresis equipment
Microcentrifuge
Waterbath
Homogenizer

Techniques:

Immunoblotting
Gene expression (quantitative PCR)
Molecular biology (plasmid purification/transfection)
Tissue culture
Protein purification
Histology
Immunohistochemistry
Immunofluorescence
Animal work (rodent- GTT/ITT etc)
In vivo ultrasound imaging (echocardiography)

Dr. Christine Doucette’s lab equipment:

Quantitative PCR
Mitochondrial respiratory analyses
Islet isolations
Islet function studies
Glucose and insulin tolerance tests in mice
Live cell fluorescent imagining

Dr. Jon McGavock’s lab equipment:

Clinical Epidemiology Core

Non-Invasive Imaging Suite
Body Composition: Dual X-Ray Absorptiometry
Vascular Function: Atcor Sphygmocor CPVH System
Cardiac Function: GE Vivid I Portable Ultrasound with EchoPac Software
Heidelberg Corneal Confocal Microscopy
3-Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy (External sites)

Exercise Physiology Core

Parvomedics Metabolic Cart
Monark 828 E Cycle Ergometer
Noramco ST4600 Treadmill
Actical accelerometers
Polar Heart Rate Monitoring

Risk factor Monitoring

Spacelabs ambulatory blood pressure monitors
Iohexol-derived glomerular filtration rate