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Vibrating Probe Facility

The objective of the Vibrating Probe Facility is the development and use of non-invasive probes to study the 3-dimensional distribution of ionic and molecular flux about living tissues. The UMVP develops new non-invasive instrumentation for measuring transmembrane flux of ions or molecules. UVMP also hosts resident and visiting scientists who use the instrumentation developed by the facility to investigate their own particular biological questions.

Department(s): 

Biology
Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Contact: 

Joe Kunkel

Resources: 

Scanning Ion-selective Electrode Technique, Scanning Polarographic Electrode Technique, Scanning Vibrating Electrode Technique

Availability: 

Private

Research: 

Muscle Biology and Imaging Laboratory

The mission of the laboratory is to unravel the complex mechanisms of human skeletal muscle function. To accomplish this, we study the muscle's response to an environmental challenge, such as overexertion, disuse, and training. Our studies currently focus on understanding the underpinnings of muscle damage, atrophy, and hypertrophy and their functional outcomes.

Department(s): 

Kinesiology

College/Unit: 

Public Health and Health Sciences

Contact: 

Priscilla Clarkson

Resources: 

Spot insight QE camera, EclipseNET 1.16, EC135-90 power supply, IEC MicroMax RF refrigerated centrifuge, Sorvall Legend RT refrigerated centrifuge, Ultrasonic cell disruptor, Ultra Turrax homogenizer, OWL electrophoretic separation systems for agarose and Polyacrylamide gels, VWR RNA Workstation, Fotodyne Image analysis system (UV and white light)

Availability: 

Private

Research: