Our department has equipment on site to carry out cutting-edge studies at the molecular, cellular, whole organ and whole system levels.
In tandem with the school’s core facilities, we offer our faculty and student investigators full support for clinical translational research toward drug discovery and improving health worldwide.
Our faculty labs house a wide variety of equipment to measure changes in neurotransmitter receptors and signal transduction pathways:
This equipment measures electrical activity in single cells and across single ion channels:
We have a wide variety of microscopic platforms, including fluorescence microscopes to perform imaging at the cellular and subcellular levels.
Our department is licensed to obtain research material from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to support our work in this field.
The Toxicology Research Center, led by our faculty, supports basic and applied research on chemicals of environmental concern. One of the school’s core facilities, it offers investigators a wide variety of resources.
This center can conduct Single Stranded Conformation Polymorphism (SSCP) and Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (RFLP) analysis for studies in toxicogenomics.
It has also developed novel techniques to evaluate antimicrobial activity on a wide range of materials using a variety of test microbes and can test the effects of the agent on the function of the treated material. It also has the protocols for preclinical drug testing in support of New Drug Applications, where its primary focus has been on radiodiagnostic drugs, particularly brain imaging agents.