Thursday, November 14, 2013

Biology Department acquires new image analyzer

This past summer the Biology Department acquired a LiCor Odyssey Fc IR image analyzer due to a grant written by Dr. Debra Martin and a matching grant from Saint Mary's University. Now students can get accurate images of their DNA agarose gels and for their Western protein blots. Quantitation of protein bands is now possible that will allow students to quantify gene/protein expression. The Odyssey Fc will be used in many of the laboratory courses taught in biology and also for student research.