Molecular Ecology Laboratory
The Molecular Ecology Laboratory at AWRI is available to students, faculty, staff, and visitors for molecular biology research; primarily for DNA-based applications. The laboratory is under the supervision of Dr. Ryan A. Thum, and day to day operations are primarily overseen by Thum Lab Head Honcho Dustin Wcisel.
|Molecular Ecology Lab Technician Dustin Wcisel pretends to listen to PI Ryan Thum as he goes on and on about something that Dustin already knows more than Ryan about!|
The laboratory well-equipped for most DNA applications including DNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA sequencing and genotyping (e.g., microsatellites, AFLP, etc.). The laboratory is located in the Lake Michigan Center (LMC) complex, home of AWRI, which is a two-story 24,000 square-foot building that houses offices, laboratories, and classrooms.
The laboratory is constantly growing and evolving to add additional applications. Current equipment in the lab includes:
Eppendorf Mastercycler ep gradient S thermal cyclers
Applied Biosystems 3130xl 16 capillary Automated Genetic Analyzer
Several gel electrophoresis systems
FOTODYNE Investigator/FX gel documentation system
Microfuge and plate-spinning centrifuges
digital water and dry baths
vortexers and stirrer/hotplates
numerous single- and multi-channel pipettors
Page last modified August 27, 2011