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Facility Location

A. James Clark Hall, Room 4121 A-D

Brief Mission / Description

The BioWorkshop core facility offers access to an array of cutting-edge scientific instruments from biological imaging and cellular and biochemical analysis, to biomaterials characterization, and histology. Bioimaging instruments include a FLIM&FCS-capable laser scanning confocal microscope (LSCM), a fully-automated wide-field fluorescence microscope, an atomic force microscope for biological sample (BioAFM), a benchtop scanning & transmission electron microscope (SEM&TEM) and a microCT for fixed and live imaging. Cellular and Biochemical Analysis tools provide an imaging flow cytometer, a flow cytometer analyzer, a Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC), one UHPLC, one qPCR, one lyophilizer, a multi-mode plate reader with incubation system, and Biacore surface plasmon resonance scanner (SPR). Biomaterial Characterization tools include FT-IR, rheometer, dynamic mechanical analyzer, particle sizer and zeta-potential analyzer (DLS), and circular dichroism spectrometer. Additionally, a complete histology suite including cryostat is also available.

Hours of Operation

Staffed Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Trained users have access to the instruments 24/7.

Services and Technologies and Equipment

A complete list of the BioWorkshop's services and equipment can be seen here.


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Christian Pick, Ph.D.
Director of the BioWorkshop
4225 A. James Clark Hall
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 301-405-1180

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