Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station
3059 Natl Fish Hatchery Rd # F Hagerman, ID 83332
(208) 837-9096

ARI - Moscow, ID

Aquaculture Research Institute
799 Poultry Hill Way
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2260
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2260
(208) 885-5830
Analytical Genetic Research

Analytical Genetic Research

The ARI maintains a state-of-the-art molecular biology laboratory in Hagerman that supports research in gene expression, metabolomics, population genetics, genomics, and marker-assisted selection. Equipment includes:
  • Freedom Evo liquid handing robotics, 
  • Illumina HiSeq 1000 next generation sequencer, 
  • ABI Prism 7500 fast and 7900HT sequence detection systems for quantitative PCR, 
  • ABI Prism 3730 and 3130 genetic analyzers for sequencing and microsatellite analysis, 
  • Fluidigm, Biomark genetic analysis systems (96X96 array) for SNP detection, 
  • four ABI Prism 9700 (twin 384 well) PCR machines, and 
  • six MJ Research PCR machines. 
For microarray slide processing, scanning and analysis, the lab contains:
  • Tecan HS400 hybridization machine and 
  • a Perkin Elmer ScanArray 5000. 
Further, the laboratory contains
  • a Tecan, Freedom evo liquid handling robot, 
  • a Qiagen 3000 DNA/RNA purification robot, and 
  • a Qiagen 8000 liquid handling robot. 
There are also Molecular Dynamics microplate and Perkin Elmer Victor3 multi-label plate readers, for detection and quantification of protein amounts and activities for a variety of protein assays.

For histology, the lab is equipped with:
  • a Sakura Tissue-Tek TEC5 paraffin embedding console, 
  • a Sakura Accu-Cut SRM 200 rotary microtome, and 
  • a Zeiss Axioplan 2, CCD-equipped, fluorescent microscope for imaging along with a Zeiss Axiovert 40CFL and Vistavision inverted scopes for cell culture. 
The lab also contains all equipment necessary for DNA and RNA molecular biology applications and protein analyses.