West Lab Resources

The West laboratory is housed in the Civitan International Research Building in the heart of the UAB medical campus. The lab is ~1800 sq ft of completely renovated space, custom designed for the research of the West lab.


Resources and Equipment

Olympus BX61 Stereology Suite

BioTEK Synergy 2 multiplate reader fitted with automatic dispensers

Alpha-Innotech FluorChem HD-2 imaging system

NanoDrop 1000

BioRad Biologix DuoFlow FPLC

BioRad BioFrac digital fraction collector

Thermo MaxQ6000 refrigerated shaking incubators

BioRad CFX96 Real-Time PCR machine

Beckman Class H Ultracentrifuge

Beckman Optima-MAX Ultracentrifuge

Eppendorf 5810-refrigerated centrifuge

5424 and 5417 Eppendorf centrifuges

Eppendorf refrigerated Thermomixers,

IsoTemp digital water baths

IsoTemp digital heat/stir plates

Digital Drybath incubators

LabNet Orbit 1000 shakers

Vortex Genie 2

Mettler Toledo AL54 scale,

Mettler Toledo PB3002 Deltarange scale

Mettler Toledo SevenEasy pH meter

Millipore Synergy UV water purification system

FB200 high current power supplies

FB1000 high voltage power supplies

Invitrogen NuPAGE electrophoresis and transfer

Mini, midi and maxi agarose gel electrophoresis tanks

Orbital sample mixers

Tissue homogenizer

Branson Sonicator fitted with a Microtip and Miditip

Hybridization ovens

Thermo PCR and beta-radiation workstations

Thermo -80°C freezers

Thermo vapor-phase -135°C liquid nitrogen tank.


Custom-designed BSL-2 room in the West lab

A live-cell high-speed Carl Ziess microscope built by the West lab



Other major equipment in collaborative use by the West laboratory

LiCor Odyssey scanning system

Viaa7 384-well ABI Real-time PCR machine

FEI Technai Cryo-EM

Zeiss LSM 710 Microscope FLIM/FRET

LTQ Orbitrap Velos

Select core resources at UAB