Our Lab

Students interested in joining the UMBTC research group should inquire by stopping by JP Velasco office or emailing him.

The UMBTC laboratory is 740 square feet and is made up of a cell culture room, wet lab space, student work space, molecular lab, dark room and storage room - see below for a list of equipment housed in our laboratory.

Equipment found within our laboratory space

  • Class II laminar flow biological safety cabinets
  • Dual water-jacketed CO2 incubators
  • Variable oxygen CO2 incubator
  • Liquid nitrogen cryostorage container
  • S3e cell sorter 
  • Ultracentrifuge
  • Neon transfection system
  • ​Inverted and compound microscope
  • Water baths
  • Chemical hood
  • Precision balance
  • pH meter
  • Table top centrifuges
  • FPLC chromatography system
  • NanoDrop 
  • PCR thermocycler, standard and rapid
  • Real time PCR thermocycler
  • LightCycler 
  • Multimode plate readers (luminescence, fluorescence, absorption)
  • Freezers (-80 and -20)
  • Refrigerators
  • Electrophoresis equipment
  • Western blot apparatus
  • Darkroom
  • Microtomes
  • EVOS M7000 Imaging system.


Accessible equipment outside our laboratory space

  • DNA sequencer
  • LightCycler 96
  • Confocal microscope
  • Inverted fluorescent microscope 
  • High speed centrifuges
  • Water purification system
  • Autoclaves
  • Analytical balances