Resources in Biochemistry

The 34,000-square-foot Heiser Natural Sciences Complex includes teaching and research labs for chemistry, biochemistry, biology, bioinformatics, computational science, mathematics and physics. A new state-of-the-art Optical Spectroscopy and Nano-Materials laboratory and a research greenhouse are part of the complex. Special equipment includes a scanning electron microscope, fluorescent microscopes, and many visible microscopes in biology and biochemistry and a 24-station chemistry teaching lab with transparent fume hoods. The Heiser Natural Sciences Complex is also home to Soo Bong Chae Auditorium, a tiered lecture hall for the natural sciences named after the longtime New College mathematician.

Biochemistry laboratories include research grade equipment for performing real-time PCR, gel imaging, centrifugation, agarose and acrylamide gel electrophoresis, protein purification, and other molecular biology procedures. Traditional and ultra cold refrigerators and freezers are available for long-term storage of samples. Kinetics can be studied using computer-controlled ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometers. Our PTI fluorescence research instrument is the most sensitive bench-top fluorometer available and is used in the biochemistry laboratory for protein studies. Cell culture procedures can be performed in the laminar flow hood.

Other equipment available in the chemistry laboratories is listed on the Resources in Chemistry page.

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The Division of Natural Sciences hosts a series of lectures throughout the academic year on a variety of topics. The lectures are held at the Heiser Natural Sciences Building's Soo Bong Chae Auditorium.

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