Biochemistry at AMU

The following major equipment is available for research and teaching activities.


  • Cary Eclipse fluorescence spectrophotometer
  • Accessories: 96-well plate reader
  • stopped-flow module
  • Cary 50 UV-Vis spectrophotometer
  • Accessories: stopped-flow module
  • Perkin Elmer RX-I Infrared spectrophotometer
  • Anasazi FT-NMR spectrometer
  • Proton and carbon probes
  • GE Storm Fluorescent Gel Imager and Phosphorimager
  • Beckman LS 6000SC Liquid Scintillation Counter

Molecular Biology

  • Syngene GeneFlash and GeneGnome gel documentation stations
  • UVP Ultraviolet Crosslinker and blot hybridization incubator
  • New Brunswick Inova and G25 Incubator/shakers
  • PCR thermocycler (several)
  • Revco ultra-cold freezer
  • Motic high-resolution dissecting scopes
  • VanGuard 1400FL Series fluorescent microscope with high resolution camera
  • Savant DNA Speedvac
  • Plant grow carts


  • Sorvall RC5C PLUS superspeed refrigerated centrifuge
  • Beckman L8-80M ultracentrifuge


  • Varian CP-3800 capillary gas chromatograph
  • HP-Agilent GC-Mass Spectrometer ***NEW 9/09***
  • BioRad Biologic chromatography system

Computer Resources

  • Macintosh computer lab with G5 server
  • Wavefunction Spartan 06 software for molecular mechanics and quantum chemical modeling
  • Chemical Abstracts SciFinder Scholar Database access with structure search module

Building Facilities

  • Dark room
  • Cold room
  • Media prep room
  • Amsco Renaissance Series autoclave
  • Fully equipped research-dedicated labs for biological and chemical research
"Men can construct a science with very few instruments, or with very plain instruments; but no one on earth could construct a science with unreliable instruments. ..... A man might measure heaven and earth with a reed, but not with a growing reed."
-G.K. Chesterton

Below is a sampling of the teaching and research labs found in the Academic Building. Click on a tab to start your tour.


Chemistry Lab
Organic Lab 1
Organic Lab 2
Organic Lab 3
Research Lab
Research 2
Research 3
Biology Lab 1
Biology Lab 2
Media Prep
Lecture Hall
Equipment 2
Computer 1
Computer 2
AMU Mall

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