Research is conducted in the Medical Science Building (MSB) and the Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB).
The LMB was designed so that research with highly infectious agents could be safely conducted. It is a free-standing, high containment laboratory, built according to NIH standards for a Biosafety Level-3 research unit. The Medical Science Building has laboratories and classrooms to accommodate both medical and graduate students.
All laboratories in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology are equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation needed to carry out competitive research programs. Some of the equipment includes ultracentrifuges, thermal cyclers, an ELISA plate reader, electroporators, an inverted phase contrast microscope, a real-time PCR instrument and a mass spectrometer.
The departmental equipment is complemented by the Biotechnical Core Facilities provided by the College of Medicine. These include the:
- Flow Cytometry Laboratory
- Biopolymer Laboratory
- Mass Spectrometry Laboratory
- Transgenic Animal Laboratory