MCB Research & Facilities
- Read more at Meyers' Gravity Experiment Returns from International Space Station.
- See variety of presentations from the Wyatt Lab at American Society of Plant Biologists.
The interdisciplinary graduate program in Molecular & Cellular Biology at Ohio University offers students the opportunity to conduct their research in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, with each contributing home department providing laboratory research space critical to advancing science in their discipline.
Available research facilities include an electron microscopy facility; a quantitative microscopy and imaging facility with a laser scanning confocal microscope; exercise and metabolic physiology facilities; a hybridoma facility; and a molecular genetics laboratory with computer-assisted DNA, RNA, and protein sequencing facilities.
Facilities for biochemistry research are housed in a 15,000-square-foot research building that was specially designed for biochemical research. Instrumentation on-site and available to students of the program include three superconducting NMR spectrometers, macromolecular modeling computer workstations, DNA and protein sequencing facilities, and a microinjection facility for the production of transgenic animals.
The Department of Environmental and Plant Biology comprises research focus groups in Eastern Deciduous Forest Ecology, Plant Cell Wall Biotechnology, and Phylogenetic Systematics. Research facilities include Dysart Woods, the Greenhouse and Instructional Garden, Prairie Restoration Project, Ridges Landlab, West State Street Research Site, and NSF funded Genomics Facility.
The Department of Biomedical Sciences supports several state-of-the-art research facilities, including transmission and scanning electron microscope suites, a quantitative microscopy and imaging facility with a laser scanning confocal microscope, cryostats, ultracentrifuges, a phosphorimager, gel documentation centers, nucleic acid sequencing facilities, a NMR facility, a mass spectrophotometry facility, AAALC-accredited animal holding facilities, comparative biomechanics lab and a hybridoma laboratory. Ohio University Libraries provide outstanding on-campus and on-line services.
The Edison Biotechnology Institute engages in many facets of research in molecular, cellular and developmental biology. The Wilfred R. Konneker Research Center houses the institute. With 40,000 square feet of laboratory space and state-of-the-art equipment, the facility was designed to meet the specific needs of biotechnology research.
The Ohio University Genomics Facility was created to enhance the research productivity of the researchers on campus and outside the community. The facility is equipped with the state-of-art instruments for DNA sequencing, microsatellite analysis, AFLP, SNP screening, DNA microarray scanner, quantitative PCR machine and other equipment to evaluate the DNA, RNA and protein integrity. The personnel at the facility also provide training and help with the experimental design. The facility also has dedicated computer workstations and special bioinformatics needs including customized programs for researchers can also be addressed here at the Genomics Facility in conjunction with the Bioinformatics group.