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Research Resources: Cancer Biology

The Cancer Biology Department has access to state-of-the-art research resources that facilitate latest approaches in the scientific field: 

  • Proteomics Analysis—protein analysis, peptide synthesis, preparation of protein samples
  • Mass Spectrometry—characterization of lipids, proteins and other biological products; Quadrupole TOF, Triple Quadrupole, GC
  • Microarray Facility—bioanalysis of RNA samples (Agilent), Expression profiles (Affymetrix)
  • Nanotechnology—close collaboration with the Nanotechnology Center at WFU; development and use of nanoparticles for cancer treatment
  • Nanoimaging—determine molecules and their interactions on the nano-scale level; Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Analytical Imaging—images created from radionuclide tracer samples (Phosphorimager), fluorescent tracer samples (Typhoon Imager), scanner/CCD video camera input (Alpha Innotech gel documentation)
  • Flow Cytometry—cell sorting and fluorescent quantification  
  • DNA Sequencing—Applied Biosystems Genetic Analyzer, fully automated, DNA Sequencing, DNA Quantitation
  • Cellular Imaging—microscope facility, laser scanning confocal microscope, transmission and scanning electron microscope, inverted fluorescence microscope, time-lapse microscopy, laser capture microdissection, light amplification fluorescence and luminescence systems for noninvasive imaging in living rodents
  • Cell and Viral Core Laboratory—provides cell culture supplies, antibiotics, buffer solutions, animal and human cell lines, virus vectors and stocks; customized assistance, protocols
  • Synthetic Chemistry—generate new molecular structures, drug design 
  • Tissue Bank—stores and provides tissue samples from tumors excised at WFUHS

See more about Shared Resources of the Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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