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 Sperm Morphology Services staff (Carol Moeller, Jennifer Palmer, and Rao Veeramachaneni) in the electron microscope facility at the Foothills campus.

Research Resources

There are numerous resources available to enhance the research capabilities of investigators in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Some of these resources are housed in laboratories of individual investigators and others are in core laboratories managed by the office of the Vice President for Research. Central resources that are available include:

Hypo-Hyperbaric Chamber Facility (recently renovated and specifically designed for long duration human and large animal research, currently capable of simulating altitudes from sea level to 35,000 feet and depths from sea level down to 130 feet.) 

Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility (DNA sequencing, mass spectrometry-based protein and metabolite analysis, flow cytometry and cell sorting, and on-site enzyme freezer program)

Laboratory Animal Resources (provides care and housing for a variety of animals at multiple locations across campus and will assist with procedures for experimentation

Central Instrument Facility (provides infrared spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy)

JEOL Transmission Electron Microscopy (provide imaging and preparation for transmission electron microscopy; instrument use and technician services are available on a recharge fee basis; clients can be trained in specimen preparation and to use the instruments themselves or can request assistance from the staff)

Scanning Confocal Microscopy (the microscope provides capabilities for confocal analysis of cultured cells, tissue sections and other biological specimens)

Upright Light/Fluorescence Microscope with digital video capture (the microscope has a 6-place turret currently outfitted with 5 objectives some of which can be used for phase or DIC imaging. Filter cubes are loaded for FITC/GFP, TRITC/Cy3 and dual channel fluorescence)

Endocrine Laboratory (offers a variety of tests to determine spay/neuter/cryptorchid status, a pregnancy status, occurrence of ovulation, presence of tumors of the reproductive system, as well as other more specialized analytical technologies)

Sperm Morphology Services (provides studies for evaluating male reproductive tissues from a variety of species including laboratory, domesticated and wild animals; evaluation of semen for sperm morphology and ultrastructural cytopathology)