Human Mobility Research Center (HMRC)

Our cell culture and microscopy facilities are located in the Human Mobility Research Centre.  The labs there have the following instrumentation:

  • Olympus FV1000 Confocal Microscope
  • Nicolet ATR-FTIR Microscope
  • Zeiss Fluorescence Microscope
  • CEM Peptide Synthesizer
  • Waters HPLC System with UV detector
  • Biolin Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation
  • Instron Tensile Tester
  • TA Instruments Rheometer
  • Bioplotter
  • CellScale MechanoCulture T6 bioreactor

Biosciences Complex

Our polymer lab, located within the Biosciences Complex, is equipped with:

  • Mettler-Toledo DSC-1 Differential Scanning Calorimeter
  • TA Instruments TXplus micromechanical tester
  • Molecular Devices SpectraMax M2 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
  • 8 feet of Fumehood space by Fisher
  • Thermo Modulyo-D Lyophilizer
  • Hamamatsu LC-8 and UVP-Penray UV lightsources
  • PlasLabs glove boxes (for inert atmospheres)
  • Laurell Technologies spin coater


Frequent use is made of the NMR and MS facilities in the Department of Chemistry,  a rheometer and dynamic mechanical analyzer in HMRC floor two,  the Polymer Characterization Lab in Dupuis Hall, and the Protein Function Discovery Facility in Botterell Hall.