The laboratories of the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology are fully equipped for modern research in developmental biology, cell biology, microbiology, neurobiology and molecular biology. Major items include confocal and deconvolution microscopes, scanning and transmission electron microscopes, tissue culture facilities, a transgenic and knockout mouse core facility, and a state-of-the-art molecular neurobiology core laboratory (see Research Facilities). Students in the department also have access to facilities located at the Tulane National Primate Research Center and the Tulane University Health Sciences Center, including the Gene Therapy Center and the Center for Bioenvironmental Research. The University's nine libraries house approximately 2.2 million volumes and 14,000 currently received serial titles, many of which are located in the nearby Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. Additional library facilities are available at the Tulane Health Sciences Center.