Lab News

News and Events

Research Resources/Core Facilities:

  • A Flow Cytometry Core Users meeting is scheduled for Friday November 21, 2014 at 1:00pm in room C3681. Topics include equipment upgrades, a comparison of instrument capabilities and future workshops and seminars. Refreshments provided.
  • The Huck Microscopy and Cytometry Facility (University Park) offers monthly training sessions, with the September 10th session in MSC W-203 from 10-12 including a seminar titled "Introduction to Variable Pressure Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (VP-SEM) and 3View" followed by a demonstration of the equipment.
  • The Department of Statistics will offer (videoconferenced to Hershey) Stat 597A: Bioinformatics II: Statistical Analysis of Genomics Data.   The course meets Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 - 3:45.  Please note that you do not need to have taken Biostatistics I as a pre-requisite. Anyone taking the course for credit should register, and let Dr. Verderame know. Faculty/Staff wishing to visit the course should contact Dr. Altman to let her know naomi@stat.psu.edu 
  • Thanks to the Capital Equipment Purchase Program made available by the Office of the Vice Dean for Research & Graduate Studies, the following new equipment is now available to researchers:

QuantStudio Real-Time PCR System & Digital PCR Reader are located in the Genome Sciences Core (C2705) Contact Rob Brucklacher rbucklacher@hmc.psu.edu for information
14 color LSR Fortessa located in the Flow Cytometry Core (C3603) Contact Nate Sheaffer nas2@psu.edu for information
Seahorse XF96 Extracellular Flux Analyzer is located in C2705. Contact Wade Edris wedris@hmc.psu.ed for information.

  • May 2012 - Dr. Colin Barnstable's Shared Instrumentation Grant for a new Live-Cell Confocal Microscope was funded. Congratulations Dr. Barnstable and group!
  • April 2012 - Dr. Susan Hafenstein's Shared Instrumentation Grant for a new CryoEM Microscope was funded, and institutional funds were added to purchase the new system. Congratulations Dr. Hafenstein and group!