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Research Equipment and Facilities

Lab equipment
The Department of Urology has laboratory space in Brady Memorial Laboratories within the Yale School of Medicine.

The laboratory contains multiple dedicated spaces including:

Tissue processing area: Maxwell DNA extractor, Applied Biosystems Real Time PCR, GeneAmp PCR Systems 2700, Sorvall RC-5B centrifuge, and tissue homogenizers;

Tissue culture room: laminar flow hoods, water-jacketed CO2 incubators, liquid nitrogen cell storage tanks, an automated cell counter (Biorad), and Eppendorf centrifuges with temp control (5415R & 5417R);

Bacterial area: Marthon 21K/R centrifuge (temp control), Environ shaker-incubator (Lab-line instruments), Precision heat oven, and Ultrospec 3300 pro spectrometer (Amersham Biosciences);

Physiology area: 6-chamber Radnoti muscle bath system interfaced with Powerlab and cystometry equipment; and Storage areas: flamable chemical cabinet, dry chemical storage, chemical safety hood, 4oC refrigerators, -20oC freezers, -80oC ultra freezer, and -40oC freezer.

Yale Urology also has access to numerous core facilities such as the Fluorescence-activated cell sorting facility, Yale Pathology Tissue Services (YPTS), Center for Cellular and Molecular Imaging (CCMI), Yale Center for Molecular Discovery (YCMD), Yale Center for Genome Analysis (YCGA), and a mouse imaging facility.
DNA Isolation Device