Facilities

The Department of Pediatric maintains open access Core Equipment Facilities to support the research programs of Department faculty.

Locations

Contact Information

Linda Kalikin, PhD Director, Pediatric Core Equipment Facility (734) 615-5119  lkalikin@umich.edu  

Access

  • Access to computer workstations associated with individual microscopes and to computers controlling individual instruments, is restricted. Please email the Core Director, Linda Kalikin, to be added to the Facility's 'user list.'
  • The Charles Woodson Children's Clinical Research Laboratory requires that all users have undergone appropriate OSEH or equivalent training prior to gaining access to the lab (See detailed instructions in the Woodson Lab Core section).

Hours of Operation

The Charles Woodson Children's Clinical Research Lab is accessible 24/7. All other cores are available Mon-Fri 8am-6pm.

Scheduling

Core equipment can be reserved on an hourly basis (see detail instructions in each Core section).  

Summary of available equipment:

Charles Woodson Children's Clinical Research Lab Room F2432, University Hospital South

  • Table-top refrigerated centrifuge
  • 2 microfuges
  • Incubator (non-CO2)
  • waterbath 2 sets of Glison Pipetman (20, 200 and 1000ul)
  • 2 Drummond Pipet Aids
  • 2 vortexes
  • Computer/phone/fax
  • Short-term storage space for samples in 4C fridge and -20C freezer
  • Short-term storage space for samples in -80C freezer is located in F2466
  • All refrigerators and freezers are monitored by TempTrak software (24/7)
  • Assigned storage space for PIs' lab supplies

Imaging / Microscope Core MSRB III, Room 8328 (& 3530 MSRB I)

  • Leica DM IRE2 inverted fluorescent microscope with a digital Q-Imaging camera
  • Leica DM RD upright fluorescent microscope with a digital Q-Imaging camera
  • Zeiss Axiophot upright fluorescent microscope with capacity for digital Q-Color Imaging camera
  • Leica MZ75 fluorescent dissecting microscope with capacity for digital Q-Color Imaging camera
  • Olympus SZX12 dissecting microscope
  • motorized Carl Zeiss Axio Imager M1 microscope (located in 3530 MSRB I, Keegan Lab)

Large Equipment Core MSRB III, Room 8240

  • FluorChem M MultiFluor Imager (Protein Simple)
  • Applied Biosyistems Step One Plus Real Time PCR
  • Chemidoc XRS Imaging System (Bio-Rad)
  • MyiQ Single-Color Real-Time PCR Detection System (Bio-Rad)
  • SpectraMax M2e Multi-Detection Microplate Reader (Molecular Devices)
  • SmartSpec 3000 Spectrophotometer (Bio-Rad)
  • Stratalinker UV Crosslinker (Stratagene)