Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Facilities

This Laboratory for Signal Transduction is comprised of six modern modules of ~600 sq ft, each equipped with fume hoods and attached offices. In addition, there are two 150 sq. ft. cell culture facilities, a microscopy suite, a darkroom, a walk-in cold (4oC) room, offices, a meeting room, and centralized computer facilities.

Equipment includes:

  • an ABI 7900HT Sequence Detection System, ultra-, low-speed, and benchtop refrigerated centrifuges;
  • Savant evaporator with pump;
  • gel dryers;
  • laminar flow, bacteriology, and molecular biology hoods;
  • CO2 incubators;
  • gamma and liquid scintillation counters;
  • spectrophotometer;
  • polyacrylamide and sequencing gel electrophoresis components with high voltage power supplies;
  • -20oC freezers and refrigerators;
  • -70oC freezers;
  • pH meters, balances, homogenizers, sonicators, tissue disruptors;
  • blotting apparatuses;
  • HPLC systems with UV and electrochemical detectors;
  • automated 96-well plate reader;
  • automated densitometer for scanning slab gels;
  • automated thermocyclers for PCR analyses.

In addition, there is access to the full complement of core services and equipment offered by the Institute for Translational Medicine in the Department of Medicine and the Kimmel Cancer Center.