In November 2013, Pain Research moved to its new state-of-the-art facility located at the
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The new facility includes
approximately 6,000 square feet of dedicated laboratory and office space.
The new Pain Labs have been designed and built to support the operational
philosophy that is the cornerstone of the Pain Lab's multidisciplinary research
programs. The labs are open and spacious, with specific assignments to
Principal Investigators. The division in the laboratory comes from the
establishment of core facilities within the framework of the Pain Lab.
While graduate students, postdocs, and research fellows are mentored by a
primary Principal Investigator, the approach to most programs is
team-based. These new resources are vast and include molecular
biochemistry, cell culture, DNA, radioactivity, histology, animal behavior and
holding, perfusion, tissue culture, electrophysiology, and support cores.
Graduate students, postdocs and research fellows in addition to collaborators
share these resources. An abbreviated list of the major equipment
includes light microscopy, fluorescent microscopy, organ bath, calcium imaging,
patch clamp, imaging systems, lyophilizers, ultracentrifugation, blood
analysis, cryogenic storage, shakers, ovens, centrifuges, incubators, biosafety
hoods, walk-in fume hood, dialysis system, electroporator, bioanalyzer
(electrophoresis, DNA, and flow cytometry), RT-PCR, microplate readers (fluorescence
and UV/Vis), robotic microplate processors, gamma and beta counters,
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