Lab News

News and Events

Research Resources/Core Facilities:

  • 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 
  • A Functional Neuroimaging course, Visualizing the Brain at Workis being offered Spring 2014 at University Park.  The course will help graduate students gain a basic understanding of MR-based neuroimaging techniques as well as the application of these techniques in addressing current neuroscience research questions.  Click here to view the course syllabus.
  • 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
  • The Genomics Core Facility at UP sponsored a seminar entitled "Synergies Between Next-Generation Sequencing and Microarrays" by Dr. Kathy Lee, Translational Specialist, Molecular Diagnostics, Affymetrix Inc on Thursday, May 23 from 2-3 PM. Researchers at Hershey were able to view the seminar live on the web by linking to the Mediasite recording "GENOMICS CORE SEMINAR 5/23/13"
  • Another seminar on NANOSTRING technology was held 5/22/13 at 10:30, viewable live on the web.  Click here for link
  • Shared Instrumentation Grant applications to NIH were submitted for an ABSciex 6500 mass spectrometer and for a Multiphoton Microscope system March 21st 2013.
  • 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!