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Mass Spectrometry Center

The facility houses over $3M in state-of-the-art instrumentation for mass spectrometry and molecular weight determination, making it one of the best equiped laboratories in the area. To become an authorized user, please contact the Director for training. Note that there is an hourly usage fee.

Department(s): 

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Polymer Science and Engineering
Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Contact: 

Stephen Eyles, Director

Location: 

Conte National Center for Polymer Research

Resources: 

Bruker Daltonics Reflex III MALDI-TOF, JEOL MStation JMS700 (High resolution two-sector spectrometer)

Availability: 

Public

Research: 

Genomics Resource Laboratory

Lab offers a range of analytical services, including: genotyping platforms (microsatellite and SNP analyses); an E-GENE capillary sequencing for size separation of unlabelled PCR products to 2-bp resolution; and gel electrophoresis for SSCP, DGGE, TGGE, and related native and denaturing electrophoresis protocols. Researchers from UMass Amherst, the Five Colleges Consortium and the greater Pioneer Valley scientific community, and beyond are invited to inquire about how to access these services.

Department(s): 

Biology
Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Vice Provost for Research

Contact: 

Stephen Rich

Location: 

B2 Fernald Hall

Resources: 

Two liquid-handling robots and specialized software (EMBOSS, Sequencher; Staden package; Bioedit; FinchTV; MxPro for Stratagene; Totallab analysis for gel image).

Availability: 

Public

Research: 

Floriculture Diagnostic Laboratory

Provides Integrated Pest Management services -- pest identification, diagnosis services for commercial flower growers who have problems with insects, diseases or plant nutrition. Facility located in the Microbiology Department.

Department(s): 

Microbiology
Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

UMass Extension

Contact: 

Rob Wick

Location: 

Holdsworth Hall

Availability: 

Public

Research: 

Environmental Engineering Laboratories

The Environmental Engineering Laboratories house a wide range of instrumentation in 40,000 sq-ft of the new (2004) ELab II building. In addition to instrumentation, the space accommodates graduate student offices and computing laboratories, 6 walk-in environmental control rooms, and a fully-instrumented and computer-controlled laboratory ozone contacting system, with liquid and gas-phase ozone monitors.

Department(s): 

Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

College of Engineering

Contact: 

Dave Reckhow

Resources: 

Ion Chromatographs employing Chemical Suppression, Total Organic Carbon Analyzers, Flow measuring devices for flowing surface waters, Capillary Gas Chromatographs, Liquid Chromatograph - Mass Spectrometers, Liquid Chromatographs, Total Organic Halide Analyzers, Purge & Trap Units

Availability: 

Private

Research: 

Cranberry Experiment Station

11-acre farm in East Wareham Farm is considered an international leader in integrated pest management for cranberry growers and has developed for distribution ecologically based pest management practices for growers.

Department(s): 

Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

UMass Extension

Contact: 

Carolyn DeMoranville

Location: 

1 State Bog Road, P.O. Box 569, E.Wareham, MA

Resources: 

11-acre farm

Availability: 

Public

Research: 

Earth Science Information Office

The Earth Science Information Office provides various types of maps and other cartographic information, including aerial photographs and space images available from federal, state, and local governmental agencies, and from private sources.

Department(s): 

Environmental Institute
Shared Resource

Contact: 

Dennis J. Swartwout

Location: 

Blaisdell House

Resources: 

Aerial Photos, Wetland Topographic and Geologic maps

Availability: 

Public

Research: 

Electron Microprobe Facility

The Electron Microprobe/SEM Facility specializes in imaging and microanalysis for applications in the geosciences, chemistry, physics, engineering, materials research, or any other discipline requiring knowledge of the in-situ, microscale chemistry, structure, and/or morphology of solids.

Department(s): 

Geosciences
Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Contact: 

Mike Jercinovic

Availability: 

Private

Research: 

Central Microscopy

The purpose of this central facility is to provide to researchers an equipment, service, and information resource for microscopy. By supporting the staff and large equipment service costs from broad-based funding contributions derived fromcompetitive grant overhead and other sources, high quality equipment, facilities, and staff are accessible to all researchers at very modest fees.

Department(s): 

Biology
Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Vice Provost for Research

Contact: 

Chris Woodcock

Location: 

Rooms 1 & 3, Morrill Science Center, Section 4 North

Availability: 

Public

Research: 

Biogeochemistry Laboratory

The Biogeochemistry Laboratory houses necessary equipment and protocols for biogeochemical sample collection, preparation and analysis.

Department(s): 

Geosciences

College/Unit: 

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Contact: 

Steve Petsch

Location: 

Morrill Science Center

Resources: 

DOC analyzer, Equipment for lipid aerobic sampling and enrichment culturing, DNA extraction/isolation/amplification, Hybridization ovens, Gel electrophoresis

Availability: 

Private

Research: 

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