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.
, 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.