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


  • Beckman-Coulter Avanti J-E Centrifuges (2)
  • Beckman Coulter Optima LE-80K Ultracentrifuge
  • Beckman Coulter Optima L-90K Ultracentrifuge
  • Beckman Coulter Optima TLX Ultracentrifuge
  • Eppendorf 5810 Clinical Centrifuge
  • Eppendorf 5810R Clinical Centrifuges (3)
  • Eppendorf 5415D Centrifuges (6)
  • Eppendorf 5417R Centrifuges (2)


  • Nanodrop ND-1000 Spectrophotometer
  • Nanodrop ND-3300 Spectrofluorometer
  • Qubit Fluorimeter
  • BioRad ChemiDoc XRS
  • BioRad ChemiDoc MP
  • GE 9400 Variable Mode Imager
  • GE Typhoon Trio Variable Mode Imager
  • BioTek Synergy HT Plate Reader
  • BioTek Synergy H1 Plate Reader


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


  • BioRad Pathfinder FPLC System
  • BioRad NGC Quest 10 FPLC System

PCR / DNA Sequencing:

  • ABI Veriti Thermocycler
  • ABI 2720 Thermocycler (3)
  • ABI 7900HT Real Time PCR Thermocycler
  • BioRad CFX384 Real Time PCR Thermocycler
  • ABI 3730 DNA Sequencer
  • ABI 3130 Genetic Sequencer.

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
  • Baker Laminar Flow Hood
  • Kinematica Polytron PT1300D
  • Branson SLPe Sonifier
  • Diagenode Disruptor 300
  • Coy Anaerobic Chamber
  • Cold Rooms (2)