The Department, located on the 7th floors of the medical school building and the Biomedical Research Institute, is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. Researchers have ready access to incubators and freezers, microscopes, preparative and ultra centrifuges, PCR machines, scintillation counters, a phosphoimager, a steady-state and lifetime fluorometer, a stopped-flow instrument, a surface plasmon resonance instrument (Biacore 2000), 4D Nucleofector Core and X-Unit, Nanodrop 2000c Uv-Vis Spectrophotometer, and Milli-Q Direct 8 Water Purification System. We also have a cell culture facility, 2 cold rooms, and a computer room. In addition, the Research Core Facility, located on the 6th floor of the BRI, is equipped with numerous technologies that may be used by all researchers at our institution. These technologies include Affymetrix DNA analysis, a MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer, a digital microscope, real-time PCR, flow cytometry, a confocal microscope, laser capture microdissection, an automated cellular imaging system, and a computer lab.