Molecular Biology Core

For access or consultation: Dr. Kim DeWeerd 591-8831 or

The Molecular Core Facility can be accessed by the next generation of molecular scientists anytime and its instrumentation are used extensively by graduate students, post-docs, and research staff. The philosophy has been to keep the core facilities as comprehensive and accessible as possible to increase faculty, staff and student research productivity. The Molecular Core Facility provides maintenance, scheduling and training on instrumentation and also provides DNA sequencing services to investigators at the University at Albany.

Major Equipment




  • BioRad Horizontal Gel Electrophoresis Apparatus
  • Atto AE-6530 Gel Electrophoresis Apparatus (2)
  • BioRad Trans Blot Semi-Dry Blotting Apparatus
  • Experion Bioanalyzer System.


PCR / DNA Sequencing:

Incubators and Cell Culturing:

  • New Brunswick C26 Incubator Shaker
  • New Brunswick C24 Incubator Shakers (4)
  • Fisher Isotemp incubators (2)
  • Baker Laminar Flow Hood

Water Purification:

  • Barnstead Diamond Nanopure Water Purification System

Storage / Preservation:

  • Revco Ultima II -80°C Freezer
  • New Brunswick U535 -80°C Freezers (2)


  • Beckman Coulter LS6500 Scintillation Counters (2)
  • Barnstead MiVac Duo Concentrator/Evaporator
  • BioRad Genepulser Electroporator
  • Kinematica Polytron PT1300D
  • Branson SLPe Sonifier
  • Diagenode Disruptor 300
  • Coy Anaerobic Chamber
  • Cold Rooms (2)