Biology Facilities

Botany Lab

East Campus Science Center - Botany Lab - Room 234

Botany Botany

Botany, Ecosystem Ecology, and Environmental Science laboratories are held in this lab. Equipment in the botany lab includes: Drying ovens, a plant herbarium and plant collection which spans from the 1900’s to present, a growth chamber, and multiple probes for analysis of light availability, dissolved oxygen, and carbon dioxide.

This laboratory also includes the use of the newly renovated LHU Greenhouse.

Ecology and Aquatics Lab

East Campus Science Center - Ecology and Aquatics - Room 225

Ecology Ecology

This lab houses Aquatic Biology, Ecology, and Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy courses. The lab includes equipment and materials important for species identifications, dissections, and scientific inquiry. Some notable features are features are exhaust fans located above each workspace, a fish, amphibian, reptile and crayfish collection, and a live animal room that primarily houses fish and space for Independent Study research projects.

Courses held here also have access to a field equipment storage room for trips to various field locations as well as measurement equipment for a variety of terrestrial and aquatic habitat studies.

Field Ecology Lab

EAST CAMPUS SCIENCE CENTER - field ecology - ROOM 231

Field Ecology Field Ecology

Laboratories for Field Ecology and Ornithology for biology majors, as well as Field Natural History for non-majors are held here. The department’s comprehensive bird and mammal collection is housed in this laboratory in addition to a partial collection of amphibians and reptiles (the majority of this collection is housed in the Ecology and Aquatics laboratory. Some of the department’s field equipment used during lab sessions that venture to nearby local areas, such as traps, binoculars, specimen preparation materials, spotting scopes, abney levels,  psychromteres, gps units and other small instruments is also stored here.

Genetics Lab

EAST CAMPUS SCIENCE CENTER - genetics and development - ROOM 236

Genetics  

The Genetics and Developmental Biology Laboratory in ECSC236 has molecular biology equipment such as Pipetman micropipets, vortexers, nano-centrifuges, gel electrophoresis equipment, a Eppendorf microcentrifuge, incubators and a PCR thermal cycler.  It also contains 20 Olympus dissecting scopes and 20 Olympus compound light microscopes, as well as a Leica M165FC Fluorescent Dissecting Scope. Genetics and Developmental Biology laboratories are held here.

Microbiology Lab

EAST CAMPUS SCIENCE CENTER - microbiology - ROOM 217

Microbology  

Microbiology and Environmental Microbiology laboratories are held here. Equipment available in the main lab include an Olympus Microscope (Model BX43) with brighfield, darkfield, phase, and fluorescence capabilities; Edgegard HF Clean Bench, as well as Olympus (Models CX 31 and CH2) teaching microscopes. Additional rooms accessed through 217 include an Anaerobic Chamber/Environmental Shaker Incubator and ovens, refrigerators and other equipment necessary for these courses and student research.

Molecular Biology

East Campus Science Center - Molecular Biology - room 221

Molecular Biology  

The Molecular laboratory in ECSC221 has standard personal equipment for students such as Pipetman micropipets, vortexers, nano-centrifuges, electrophoresis supplies, digital photo-documentation, and micro-centrifuge, but also has advanced equipment such as a gradient PCR thermal cycler, a real-time PCR cycler, and an ABI 310 Genetic Analyzer (for DNA sequencing and human genotyping). Laboratories for DNA methods and Advanced DNA methods are held here.

Physiology Lab

EAST CAMPUS SCIENCE CENTER - MOLECULAR BIOLOGY - ROOM 227

Physiology  

This lab houses Organismal Physiology.

Student Research Lab

EAST CAMPUS SCIENCE CENTER - Student Research - ROOM 220

Student Research  

Students engaged in independent study research have access to the Student Research Lab which includes a Thermo Scientific -80 C freezer, EdgeGard HF Clean Bench, Waters HPLC Systmem with a Photodiode Array Detector, in addition to ample work space to complete various projects.

Zoology Lab

EAST CAMPUS SCIENCE CENTER - zoology - ROOM 232

Zoology Zoology

Zoology and Mycology laboratories are held in this lab. Some of the distinctive features and equipment here include BX53 research microscope, ultricentrifuge, centrifuge, nano-drop, biological safety cabinet. This lab also includes a fully functional DNA bench for isolation and amplification of DNA as well as has two growth chambers for studying fungi.

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