Basic Science Labs

The Histology Laboratory is fully equipped and staffed, capable of all routine techniques, including silver stains, Trichrome stains, paraffin sectioning and cryostat sectioning.

Equipment includes:

  • Leica Laborlux-D microscope
  • Cryostat for autoradiography and routine frozen sectioning, rotary microtome, sliding microtome, Autotechnicon tissue embedder, and Buehler diamond saw
  • Nicolet evoked potential monitoring system
  • NYU spinal cord injury impactor device. Two Forma water-jacketed incubators
  • Two isolated Sterileguard hoods (Baker Co. Inc.)
  • Thermo IEC Centra-CLR3 centrifuge
  • High-resolution Nikon dissecting microscope, fiber optic light illuminator source
  • Nikon TE2000 inverted microscope with epi- and fluorescent illumination
  • Nikon E600 upright microscope with epi- and fluorescent illumination, Spot II digital camera system, imaging monitor, and Metamorph image analysis software
  • Dedicated refrigerator and freezer for storing culture media supplies
  • NYU spinal cord injury impactor device
  • Surgical microscope, (Moller Wedel Inc.)
  • Dell Dimension workstation computer system
  • BioRad I-cycler real-time thermocycler
  • Denver balance, microwave
  • Fisher microcentrifuge
  • pH meter
  • BioRad semi-dry gel transfer apparatus
  • BioRad mini-protein gel electrophoresis tanks with power supplies
  • Owl DNA/RNA electrophoresis tanks
  • Harvard Apparatus blood pressure-monitoring machine
  • Harvard Apparatus pulse oximeter
  • American Optical 2-headed teaching microscope
  • Designated refrigerator/freezer
  • Nanopure Infinity water system
  • Ultraviolet gel-viewing table
  • Eppendorf refrigerated microcentrifuge
  • Hot plates, stirrers, platform shaker, vortexers, glassware, plasticware, incubator oven and water bath
  • Vicon nine-camera, high-speed motion capture system and software for 3D motion analysis