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Facilities and Equipment

The interdisciplinary program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is housed on the second floor of the Schear-McFadden Science Center along with the Physics, Chemistry, Life and Earth Sciences, Equine Science and Nursing departments. In fall 2009, the Science Center reopened after a $20 million project to modernize and expand the existing science facility.

The new Science Center boasts a total of over 96,000 square feet of well-equipped laboratories, technologically advanced classrooms, and dedicated research space. We also have 2 greenhouses and a turtle habitat.

The Science Center is equipped with the following:

  • Applied Biosystems 310 DNA sequencer
  • Sorvall RC5B plus superspeed centrifuge
  • Rigaku Benchtop X-ray diffractometer
  • VWR C02 incubator
  • Molecular Devices fMax fluorescent microtiterplate reader
  • GE Pharmacia AKTA Prime protein chromatography workstation
  • GE Pharmacia Amersham Biotrak II visible range plate reader
  • Mixonix sonicator 3000
  • Refrigerated Centrifuges (5)
  • Problot hybridization oven
  • Olympus BX-40 fluorescence microscope
  • Zeis Axiovert 40C inverted microscope
  • Nanosurf EasyScan Scanning Tunneling Microscopes (6)
  • Nanosurf Atomic Force Microscope
  • Hewlett Packard 8452A Diode Array UV-Visible Spectrophotometer
  • Ocean Optics USB2000 UV and Visible Spectrophotometers (6)
  • Hewlett Packard 5890/5972 Gas Chromatograph / Mass Spectrometer
  • Varian Star 3400 Capillary Gas Chromatograph
  • Spectra Physics HPLC
  • Nima Technologies Langmuir-Blodgett Trough
  • Fisons Instruments GC8000/MD800 Gas Chromatograph / Mass Spectrometer
  • Jobin-Yvon LabRam HR800 Dispersive Raman Spectrometer (532nm and 633nm lasers)
  • Jobin-Yvon Ramanor Raman System (Lexel 95 Argon Ion laser, 488nm and 514.5nm)
  • Johnson-Mathey Magnetic Susceptibility Balance
  • Labconco Delta Series Class II Biosafety Cabinet
  • Milton-Roy Spec 20D+ Spectrophotometers (6)
  • Nanosurf EasyScan Scanning Tunneling Microscope (6)
  • Nanosurf EasyScan Atomic Force Microscope
  • Parr 1672 Bomb Calorimeter with Thermistor Probe and PC interface
  • Perkin Elmer Autosystem XL Gas Chromatograph
  • Perkin-Elmer Lambda 2 UV-visible spectrometer (2)
  • Perkin-Elmer LS50B Fluorimeter with 96-well microplate reader
  • Perkin-Elmer 1600 FTIR Spectometer
  • Rigaku MiniFlex II Powder X-ray Diffractometer
  • TA Instruments DSC 2010 Differential Scanning Calorimeter
  • Tektronix TDS 420A-XL Digital Oscilloscope
  • Thermo Finnigan Gradient HPLC with Diode Array Detector
  • Thermo Jarrell Ash TraceScan ICP Atomic Emission Spectrometer
  • Thermo Jarrell Ash AAScan-1 Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (with graphite furnace)
  • Thermo Nicolet 380 FT-IR Spectrometer

/ Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Dr. John Tansey
Science Building 206
p / 614.823.1497
e / jtansey@otterbein.edu

 

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