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Research Facilities

The Department’s state-of-the-art facilities offer a wide range of modern instrumentation and research support services. These include cell and tissue culture facilities, ultracentrifuges, a patch-clamp electrophysiology system with Nikon fluorescent microscope, microprocessor-controlled spectrophotometers and fluorometers including a dual excitation wavelength instrument for intracellular measurements and a time-resolved luminescence and fluorescence microplate reader with dual dispensing capabilities, a dark room with a film processor, and real-time PCR equipment.

University research support facilities also contribute to the high quality of research and training for graduate students. These facilities are fully staffed by professionals and include the Electron Microscopy Lab with transmission and scanning scopes; the Biochemical Research Services Lab for protein and DNA sequencing, amino acid analysis, and oligonucleotide and peptide syntheses; a High Throughput Laboratory for screening compounds as potential tools and drug development, and the Molecular Graphics and Modeling Lab with VAX computers, extensive databases for protein structures, and multiple molecular modeling programs. Links to these and other facilities are supplied below.

The Anschutz Science Library is located next to the Pharmacy School, containing holdings in biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry, pharmacy, and physics. The library is also fully equipped for on-line computer searching of most commercial databases in the biomedical sciences.

Graduate students have access to computers equipped with numerous scientific and office software packages. Additionally, these computers are linked to the university network system and the internet.

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