Christner Laboratory at the University of Florida

Laboratory: equipped with standard equipment for microbiology and molecular biology including thermal cyclers, gel electrophoresis units, cold temperature growth incubators, high-precision freezers, water baths, centrifuges, UV/visible spectrophotometers, luminometer, fluorometer, laminar flow hoods, and a 80 ft2  walk-in cold room (4oC).

Clean facilities:  a class 100 laminar flow hood with germicidal UV lamps that is housed within a 70 ft2 class 10,000 clean room.

Cold facilities: 250 ft2 of temperature-controlled environmental rooms (190 ft2 of working space from 4 to -10oC; 60 ft2 of cold storage at -20oC) for experiments and storage. The working room contains laboratory benches, a laminar flow hood, band saw, light table, and sub-zero growth incubators.

Cryobiological microscopy: Olympus BX51-TRF epifluorescence microscope with a Linkam large area thermal stage (temperature Range: -196°C to 125 °C).

Computers: 6 computers equipped with office and scientific software. All computers are connected to the internet and are supported and maintained by the UF Information Technology Center.

Office: 250 ft2 of office space for housing undergraduate/graduate student and postdoctoral researchers.

Major equipment:  The Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research (ICBR) at the University of Florida core laboratories possess biotechnology resources that enable DNA synthesis, DNA sequencing, protein analysis and peptide synthesis, flow cytometry and cell sorting, monoclonal antibody development, computation, and electron microscopy. The ICBR provides direct access to all of the current next generation sequencing platforms (i.e., PacBio, Ion Torrent (PGM) and Ion Proton, and Illumina NextSeq and MiSeq) and we have access and storage space at the University's high performance computing center called HiPergator.