Human Immunology, Nutrition, and Disease Research Laboratory
Location: 4th floor, UTEP College of Health Sciences/School of Nursing Building
Lab Co-Directors: Drs. Rodrigo Armijos and Meg Weigel
Study Types: Immunology, molecular biology, nutritional assessment, medicinal plant & infectious disease (BSL2) studies
Significant equipment located in the lab includes a CO2 incubator, laminar flow hood and two safety cabinets, Nikon inverted fluorescence microscopy with CCD video imaging, PerkinElmer Victor3 multilabel counter (fluorescence, luminescence, absorbance), Beckman high-speed centrifuge, eppendorf centrifuge, Clinical centrifuge, TOMTEC cell harvester, Bio-Radbiologic Duoflow Pathfinder 20 system (HPLC), fraction collector, analytical balance, UVP imaging system with digital camera (DNA and protein gels), UV/BIS Spectrometer, vertical and horizontal electrophoresis system, Bio-Rad electrophoretic transfer system, incubator-shaker, UV-cross linker, hybridization oven, sonicator, analytical balance, pH meter, two incubator, Bio-Rad iCycler for Q-RT-PCR, Eclipse 600 microscope with digital camera, two microscopes, NanoDrop, water baths, Cholestech L-D-X, Hemoglobinometer, 4oC refrigerator and freezers (-20oC, -70oC, -140oC) for long-term storage of bacteria and cell lines, dark room for developing auto-radiographs, wash room equipped with distilled water system, autoclaves, dishwasher, storage space for chemicals and media, and a human blood draw station.