Facilities

Located in the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation within the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas, the recently renovated IMML housed in the Exercise Science Research Center contains 1,000 ft2 of laboratory space including approximately 930 ft2 primary lab and 100 ft2 cell culture/microscopy suite. The IMML contains the following equipment within the primary laboratory:

  1. Nikon TiS Inverted Microscope System with X-Cite 120 LED Fluorescent System; LWD objectives of 4, 10, 40X; 100X oil immersion objective; fluorescent light cubes corresponding to DAPI, FITC, TRITC and Texas Red equivalent channels, NIS-Elements Basic Research Acquisition and analysis package
  2. IonOptix C-Pace EM multichannel culture stimulator with C-Dish insert for electrostimulation and C-Stretch Unit for Electromechanical stimulation
  3. Mouse grip strength meter
  4. Aurora Scientific In Vivo muscle test system for mice
  5. ABI Step One RealTime PCR Thermocycler
  6. LiCor Odyssey Fc Western Blot imager
  7. 3x Apparatuses for electrophoresis of agarose gels
  8. 4x Life Technologies Bolt Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis apparatuses
  9. 4x Power supplies for electrophoresis (BioRad)
  10. VWR microcentrifuge
  11. -80°C and -20°C freezers
  12. 4ºC refrigerators
  13. Harvard Apparatus Force Transducer
  14. Schuler Tissue Bath System
  15. Symphony pH meters
  16. 3x hotplates/stirrers
  17. Beckman Coulter XL-22R centrifuge
  18. Incubators and water baths
  19. Tissue Tek homogenizers
  20. Applied Biosystems PCR thermocycler
  21. Techne Genius PCR thermocycler
  22. Qubit flurometer
  23. 2x circulating water baths
  24. BioTek Synergy TTX multi-mode microplate reader with Take3 microvolume microplate for nucleic acid quantification
  25. DEXA machine with small animal software
  26. 2x Full set of manual and automatic micropipettes
  27. Nutating mixer, digital dry baths
  28. Napco autoclave
  29. Olympus CKX41 inverted microscope with digital color camera tied to Nikon BR software
  30. Purelab ultra water purification unit
  31. Explosion proof refrigerator/freezer
  32. High speed centrifuge
  33. 2x analytical balance (Mettler Toledo, 0.1mg)
  34. 2x 5’ Chemical fume hood
  35. 2x water bath, 3x hot plates
  36. Grass S88 Stimulator
  37. Columbus Instruments 8 wheel home cage mouse running system with computer driven interface (maintained in CLAF A36).
  38. Research Animal Treadmill (maintained in CLAF A36).
  39. ThermoFisher 1300 Series A2 BSC Class II Biosafety Cabinet for Cell Culture
  40. ThermoFisher MaxQ 4450 Benchtop Orbital Shaker/Incubator
  41. ThermoFisher Forma Series II Water Jacketed CO2 Incubator with IR Sensor
  42. ThermoFisher Isotemp Dual Chamber Water Bath
  43. Sorvall ST8 Centrifuge

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