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Shared Instrumentation Facility

The Shared Instrumentation Facility for Molecular Biology Research is a core facility that offers access to instrumentation and technical services for the conduct of a variety of investigations in the basic molecular biosciences. The facility is housed in the Biochemistry Department, on the sixth floor of the School of Medicine (Burthe-Cottam – 1430 Tulane Avenue) Building.

Contact Information

Dr. Jim Karam, Chair of Biochemistry HSC, School of Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue 504-988-1995

Miriam Ruiz, SIF Manager HSC, School of Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue 504-988-7165 biosif@tulane.edu

Fees- We are not charging fees for use of instruments at the present time. 

Imaging and Detection

Fuji Fluorescent Image Analyzing System FLA7000, Researchers use this instrument to capture radioisotopic, fluorescent and digitized images.

Fuji Luminescent Image Analyzer LAS4000, Researchers use this instrument to detect chemiluminescence, bioluminescence, and fluorescence in samples.

NanoDrop ND-1000 Spectrophotomenter, Researchers use this instrument to quantify nucleic acids, proteins, fluorescent dyes, and other compounds.

Alpha Innotech AlphaImager, Researchers use this instrument for image documentation and analysis.

Packard Tri-Carb 1600CA Liquid Scintillation Analyzer, Researchers use this instrument to quantitate radioactivity (usually β emissions) in samples.

Liquid Chromatography

BioRad Biologic Duo Flow QualTee System with Fraction Collector, Researchers use this instrument for methods development and the purification of large quantities of various biomolecules, especially proteins.

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000 website@tulane.edu