Research Facilities

Researchers in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology have access to many facilities and equipment both within the department and at other locations within the University.

Department research facilities:

Department research equipment and supplies:

  • DNA Thermocyclers
  • Bio-Rad digital gel imager
  • Bio-Rad digital phosphoimager
  • Kodak automated X-ray film developer
  • Varian UV/Vis spectrophotometer with temperature control
  • Beckman scintillation counter
  • 10 liter New Brunswick scientific bioflow 2000 fermenter/ bioreactor
  • French Pressure cell
  • Refrigerated Beckman and Dupont/Sorvall centrifuges and rotors
  • Beckman L-80 and TL-100 ultracentrifuges and rotors
  • Savant SpeedVac concentrator
  • Ultralow temperature freezers
  • Cold Room
  • Autoclaves
  • Automated glassware washer
  • ELGA Purelab ultrapure water system
  • Ice makers
  • Liquid nitrogen
  • Dry ice

Other relevant research facilities and services available at Tulane University

Tulane Instrumentation for Nanoscience & Innovation (TINI)

Microscopy lab

  • JEOL JSM-820 Scanning Electron Microscope
  • JEOL 2010 Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope
  • Fluorescence Microscopy
  • Zeiss LSM 510 Multi-photon Laser Scanning Microscope
  • Alto 2500 Cryo Imager

Organics lab

  • GE Omega PSG500 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometer
  • Finnigan LaserMat 2000 Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization
  • Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer
  • Shimadzu QP5000 GC/MS Capillary Column GC

Tulane Shared Instrumentation Facility (SIF)


  • Oligonucleotide synthesis
  • Peptide synthesis
  • Protein sequencing


  • Pharmacia LKB-Ultrascan XL scanning densitometer
  • Pharmacia FPLC system
  • Waters 600E HPLC system

Tulane Gene therapy Center instruments and services

  • DNA sequencing (two ABI 3100 16-capillary sequencers)
  • Flow Cytometry. Becton-Dickinson FACSVantage SE cell sorter with 3 lasers
  • Microarray Core. Affymetrix microarray instrument
  • Mass Spectrometry Core. (MALDI-TOF)
  • Circular Dichroism Spectro polarimeter Core
  • Biosensor Assay Core. (Fison instrument)
  • Cell Culture And Repository Core
  • Laser-Assisted Microscopy Core
  • Real-Time PCR Core

Howard Tilton Memorial Library

The University's nine libraries house approximately 1.7 million volumes and 15,500 currently received serial titles, most of which are located in the nearby Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. Additional library facilities are available at the Tulane Health Sciences Center.