Facilities & Equipment

Laboratories of the Department of Aquatic Health Sciences are located in Chesapeake Bay Hall and Andrews Hall. Departmental laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation for studies on environmental chemistry, toxicology, genetics, immunology, electron microscopy, pathobiology, and microbiology.

Bio-imaging Facility
  • Confocal microscope
  • Electron microscopy (SEM/TEM)
  • Light microscopy
  • Raman microscopy (coming soon)
Genomics and Transcriptomics
  • Next-Generation sequencing
  • DNA sequencers
  • PCR thermal cyclers, real-time PCR system
  • Electrophoretic and imaging equipment
Analytical Instrumentation
  • Gas chromatography – mass spectrometers (GC-MS)
  • Ultra performance liquid chromatography – mass spectrometers (UPLC-MS/MS)
  • High performance liquid chromatography – FLD, PDA, UV
  • Atomic absorption spectrophotometer (FIAS)
  • Direct mercury analysis system
  • UV-VIS spectrophotometer
  • Multi-dimensional chromatography
  • Enhanced solvent extractors
Biosensors and Bioassays
  • Sapidyne Inline Biosensor (3)
  • Vertebrate and invertebrate bioassays
  • Monoclonal antibody generation