Facilities Photo Gallery
Dr. Eisenach, Dr. Ririe, and Dr. Boada collaborating in the new lab area
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. These new resources are vast and include molecular
biochemistry, cell culture, DNA, radioactivity, histology, animal behavior
and holding, perfusion, tissue culture, electrophysiology, and support
Conference room - multi-functional area used for meetings, presentations, lab functions, break room, etc. This central room allows for interaction among lab members and collaborators.
Weekly seminars, for the lab, collaborators, students and fellows encourage and facilitate the development of new ideas, techniques and future collaborations.
The surgery room has 4 areas
with anesthetic chambers, 2 high powered microscopes and stereotaxic
apparatuses to aid with procedures.
Pictured is a stimulation activity box used with viral vectors and DREADS in the novel approach of optogenetics.
Members of the lab are very innovative and knowledgeable in research and development of equipment required to generate and access behavioral data.
Neurobehavior labs house various assays purposed to explore complex behaviors in animal pain models. Assays include running wheel, five choice & etc…
Due to our increased output of immunohistochemical data, we
currently have 2 fluorescence microscopes capable of capturing brilliant images
and data analysis.
The Nikon NI is our newer fluorescence microscope that allows for more automated imaging technology. Also pictured, is our calcium imaging system.
Electrophys room is used to record sensory neurons & develop effective techniques to characterize physiological functions.
A vast majority of time is spent in our main
molecular/biochemistry lab that includes many workstations for HPLC,
immunohistochemistry, ELISA’s, western blotting & etc…
Each workstation is equipped with supplies and equipment relevant for different procedures. Another area is used for making solutions/reagents that includes a water purification system.
2 Eicom HTEC-500 HPLC systems with autosamplers currently measuring Noradrenalin from brain/spinal cord microdialysates with capability to look at other chemicals, etc...
The radioactive room is equipped with 2 Brandel suprafusion
units, a centrifuge and beta scintillation counter.
With multiple incubators, a biosafety cabinet and other equipment, our cell culture lab is a self-contained area, focusing on good sterile lab procedures.
Within a private room of the cell culture lab, this area
allows for DNA, RNA and PCR work.