Research Resources

LOCATION OF RESEARCH EQUIPMENT AND INSTRUMENTATION

The section following describes equipment locations and contact information for:

 

CVM RESEARCH LABORATORIES

Flow Cytometry Core Facility

Contacts: Conditions for using the equipment item listed below must be obtained from the CVM personnel named for each area.

Equipment Listings and Locations

A. Faculty Areas

R1012c (Dr. Eells, Michele Banes)

  1. DNA sequencer: 310 genetic analyzer
  2. Laser capture microscope

R1012d (Dr. Eells)

  1. Fluorescent microscopes, one with imager (2), one stereoscopic
  2. Inverted fluorescence, laser capture microdissection microscope with camera
  3. Inverted microscope (fluorescent) with camera

B. Research Wing

R1201 (Dr. Coyne, Toni Jones)

  1. CO2 incubator
  2. Biological safety cabinet, non-vented, Class 2
  3. Fume hood

R1207 (Dr. Bailey, Dr. Wills)

  1. Benchtop agar sterilizer
  2. Biological safety cabinet, vented, Class 2

R1209 (Dr. Bailey)

  1. Bacteria incubators (3)
  2. Fume hood

R1213 (Dr. Swiderski)

  1. Biological safety cabinet, non-vented, Class 2
  2. Fume hood
  3. CO2 incubator
  4. Water purification system
  5. Table top centrifuge

R1217 (Dr. Petrie-Hanson)

  1. CO2 incubator
  2. Biological safety cabinet, non-vented, Class 2
  3. Fume hood

R1218 (Michele Banes, Lori Ford)

  1. Speed Vac concentrator
  2. Ultracentrifuge
  3. Minus 80F freezers (2)
  4. Minus 150F freezer
  5. Lyophilizer
  6. Shaking bacteria incubator
  7. French press (ruptures bacteria)

1A Storage Area (Dr. Petrie-Hanson)

  1. Microtome
  2. Savant SPD 2010-vacuum centrifuge for drying contents of tubes or plates

1A Corridor

  1. Minus 20F freezer (2)
  2. Minus 80F freezer

C. Research Wing-2nd Floor

R2201 (Dr. Lawrence, Michele Banes)

  1. Laminar flow cabinet, non-vented, Class 1
  2. CO2 incubator
  3. Sonicator
  4. Refrigerated microcentrifuge
  5. Biosafety cabinet, non-vented, Class 2
  6. Dry ice maker
  7. Gene linker
  8. Bio rad electroporator (2)

R2203 (Dr. Pote)

  1. Table top refrigerated centrifuge (2)
  2. Bacteria incubators (2)
  3. Fume hood, vented, Class 2

R2207 (Dr. Pote)

  1. Fume hood, vented, Class 2

R2209 (Dr. Eells, Dr. Ross)

  1. CO2 incubator
  2. HPLC with electrochemical detector
  3. Biosafety hood, vented, Class 2

R2211 (Dr. Ross)

  1. High performance liquid chromatograph
  2. Liquid chromatograph mass spectrophotometer

R2215 (Wei Tan, Dr. Pruett)

  1. Luminex 200 multiplex bead array reader

R2217 (Dr. Wan, Dr. Pruett)

  1. Refrigerated table top centrifuge (2)
  2. Egg incubator
  3. Bacteria incubators (2)
  4. Cell culture incubator
  5. Biosafety cabinet, non-vented, Class 2

R2219 (Dr. Wan)

  1. Refrigerated centrifuge
  2. PCR machine

R2221 (Dr. Varela-Stokes)

  1. CO2 incubator (2)
  2. Table top refrigerated centrifuge (2)
  3. Biosafety cabinet, vented, Class 2
  4. PCR enclosure
  5. Thermal cycler (2) (one for real time PCR)

R2223 (Dr. Pharr, Dr. Varela-Stokes, Dr. Seo)

  1. CO2 incubators (2)
  2. Real time PCR (Stratagene) Mx3005p
  3. Refrigerated microfuge
  4. Fume hoods (2)
  5. Biosafety cabinet, non-vented, Class 2
  6. Table top centrifuge (2)

R2224 (Michele Banes)

  1. Tissue culture enclosure (UV)

R2226 (Michele Banes)

  1. Sorvall RC-5B refrigerated super speed centrifuges (2)
  2. Minus 80F freezers (4)
  3. Shaking bacteriological incubator 30ºC
  4. Bio-Rad Chem DOC imager and software
  5. Image analysis system (alpha lunotech)

R2227 (Dr. Wang)

  1. Bacteria incubators (2)
  2. Biosafety cabinets, Class 2, one vented, one non-vented
  3. Extrusion pelleter for food

R2229 (Dr. Pinchuk)

  1. CO2 incubator
  2. Table top centrifuge
  3. Biosafety cabinet
  4. Fume hood

R2231 (Drs. Petrie-Hanson, Lori Ford; Dr. Nanduri)

  1. Cell (fish) culture incubators (large) (2)
  2. Biological safety cabinet, vented, Class 2
  3. Fume hood
  4. Distiller
  5. Table top centrifuges
  6. Incubator for (fish) cell culture
  7. Sonicator XL-2000 series
  8. Gene gun (inserts genes)

2A Corridor

  1. Bacteria incubator
  2. Ice maker
  3. Minus 80F freezers (3)
  4. Minus 20F freezer

D. Research Wing-3rd Floor

Flow Cytometry Core Facility

R3256 (Wei Tan, Dr. Pruett)

  1. Coulter cell counter

R3281 (Wei Tan, Dr. Pruett)

  1. Multifunction plate reader

 

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CVM DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORIES AND SERVICES

Contact

Verla Pepper
Diagnostic Lab Service Manager
662-325-1365

Services provided by the various units include toxicology/coagulation profiles, cytology, hematology, microbiology, parasitology, pathology (including gross necropsy, histology, immunohistochemistry, and toxicology), selected chemical analyses of blood and other tissues, serology, special chemical analyses of selected hormones and drugs, and urinalysis.

  1. The CVM Diagnostic Laboratory Services (CVM-DLS) at Mississippi State (Starkville) is a full-service, all species laboratory that provides diagnostic laboratory support to the college’s Animal Health Center and serves as the teaching laboratory for professional and graduate students and is the research and development laboratory for the system.

    CVM - Diagnostic Laboratory Services
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Mississippi State University
    Mississippi State, MS 39762

  2. The Mississippi Veterinary Research & Diagnostic Laboratory in Jackson is a full-service, all species laboratory and serves as the central reference laboratory for the system. The MVRDL provides regulatory tests to satisfy state and federal regulatory requirements in regard to animal health and export regulations.

    MS Veterinary Research and Diagnostic Laboratory System
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    3137 Highway 468 West
    Pearl, MS 39208
    Phone: 601-420-4700
    Fax: 601-420-4719

  3. The Poultry Research and Diagnostic Laboratory in Pearl provides diagnostic services including necropsy, microbiology, and field services to the poultry industry of the state.

    Poultry Research and Diagnostic Laboratory
    Mississippi State University
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    3137 Highway 468 West
    Pearl, MS 39208
    Phone: 601-932-6771
    Fax: 601-932-7502

  4. The Aquatic Research and Diagnostic Laboratory in Stoneville provides diagnostic service to the commercial catfish industry.

    Aquatic Research and Diagnostic Laboratory
    Mississippi State University
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Thad Cochran National Warmwater Aquaculture Center
    Stoneville, MS 38776
    Phone: 662-686-3302

  5. Diagnostic Imaging and CVM

    Contact: Dr. Erin Brinkman, n 2007b Wise Center, 662-325-3432

    Radiology Equipment

    1. Summit InnoVet Select (300 mA, 125 kVp) routine small animal service room supported by Fuji CR system
    2. Vet Vision 600 mA generator with Fuji CR system
    3. TREX-Camtronic Digital radiograph and fluoroscopic special procedure unit
    4. Siemens Vertix large animal suite
    5. Sound-Eklin MarkIIIG DR for large animal suite
    6. Bowie portable X-Ray unit
    7. Vet-Ray portable X-Ray unit
    8. Sony Thermal Printer—Digital Film Imager UP-DF500
    9. Conventional film processing supported by Kodak Mark-V automatic processor
    10. Hologic Fluoroscan portable C-arm unit (used primarily by the surgery service)

    Ultrasound Equipment

    Biosound ESAOTE MyLab50—B-mode, M-mode, color flow Doppler, PW Doppler, and CW Doppler

    Computed Tomography Equipment

    Toshiba Aquilion 4-slice unit for small and large animals

    PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System)

    1. McKesson PACS
    • Two radiologist work stations
    • Three single monitor technologist work stations
    • Web viewer also available

 

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INSTITUTE FOR IMAGING AND ANALYTICAL TECHNOLOGIES (I2AT)

Contact

Giselle Thibaudeau
Director
662-325-3019
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I2AT is supported by research staff, which include research associates Amanda Lawrence, William Monroe, Richard Kuklinski, and postdoctoral associate I-Wei Chu. 

Shauncey Hill
Business Manager
662-325-8739
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Emily McGuire
Office Associate
662-325-5861
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Institute for Imaging and Analytical Technologies (I2AT) unifies at two sites (East and West) the resources of MSU’s Electron Microscope Center and Institute for Neurocognitive Science and Technology.  The institute houses major research instrumentation representing significant research infrastructure, and serves as a university research facility.  The instrumentation is: (1) available to faculty/staff/students; (2) enables, maintains, and grows research infrastructure; (3) supports research; (4) promotes inter- and multi-disciplinary efforts; (5) contributes to the growth and success of MSU’s research enterprise; (6) facilitates teaching in STEM areas; and (7) provides high-tech services to the greater MSU community. 

Equipment

Equipment at the Center is available to individual users who have been trained by appropriate staff to use the equipment and who have completed the necessary safety training and compliance requirements.  More information about fees and scheduling can be found on the I2AT website (i2at.msstate.edu).

I2AT West-SW corner of Highway 82 and Stark Road

GE 3 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging (3T MRI)
Available through I2AT’s Partnership with Premier Imaging:
                  64-slice CT
                  4D ultrasound
                  Radiographic equipment (details)
                  Linear accelerator

I2AT East Major Equipment – 100 Twelve Lane, MSU Campus
Scanning Electron Microscopes:

  • JEOL USA, INC.  JSM-6500F field emission scanning electron microscope (SEM) with attached Oxford EDS*, WDS*, and EBSD* detectors.  Uses a high-energy beam of electrons moving in raster pattern across a sample to yield information about surface topography and composition.
  • Carl Zeiss, Inc. EVO50 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM).  Variable pressure allows for operation low vacuum to view samples with minimal processing, equipped with Bruker EDS.  Uses a high-energy beam of electrons moving in raster pattern across a sample to yield information about surface topography and composition.
  • Hitachi TM-1000 table-top scanning electron microscope for education and outreach activities.  Uses a high-energy beam of electrons moving in raster pattern across a sample to yield information about surface topography and composition.

JEOL USA, INC.  JEM-100CX II Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM).  Uses a high-energy beam of electrons transmitted through an ultra-thin specimen to yield information about the sample’s internal structure and composition.

Carl Zeiss, Inc. LSM 510 confocal laser scanning microscope (CLSM).  Used to obtain high-resolution optical images using a focused laser beam to scan the three dimensional surface of an object usually labeled with fluorescent markers.

Rigaku Ultima III X-Ray diffractometer for analysis of powder samples.   Uses x-rays to analyze crystallographic structure, chemical composition, and physical properties of specimens.

Rigaku SmartLab X-Ray diffractometer equipped with hot stage.  Uses x-rays to analyze crystallographic structure, chemical composition, and physical properties of specimens.

Atomic Force Microscope Suite:
Includes: Biological Sample AFM (Bio-AFM)
Large Sample, General Purpose AFM (LSGP-AFM)
Portable, Easy-Use AFM for Education and outreach activities
Electrochemical STM* attachment for either the Bio-AFM or LSGP-AFM

I2AT East Ancillary Equipment
Polaron E5100 sputter coaters (1)
EMS 150T sputter coater
Polaron E3000 critical point dryers (2)
E.A. Fischione Instruments, Inc.  Model 1010 ion mill
E.A. Fischione Instruments, Inc.  Model 200 dimpling grinder
South Bay Technology, Inc.  Model PC-2000 plasma cleaner
South Bay Technology, Inc.  Model TL-SCI spark cutter
South Bay Technology, Inc.  Model 550D single vertical jet electropolisher
South Bay Technology, Inc.  Model 650 low speed diamond wheel saw
South Bay Technology, Inc.  Model 310 disc punch
South Bay Technology, Inc.  Model 360 rotary disc cutter
Reichert-Jung Ultracut E unltramicrotomes (2)

*Energy Dispersive Spectoscopy (EDS); Wave Length Dispersive Spectroscopy (WDS)-Both used for elemental analysis of a sample.
*Electron Backscattered Diffraction (EBSD)-Used for crystallographic spectral analysis
*Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM)-Used for imaging small surfaces at the atomic level and electrochemical analysis of a sample

 

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INSTITUTE FOR GENOMICS, BIOCOMPUTING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY (IGBB)

Contacts

Ms. Carol Ellington
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Dr. Daniel G. Peterson
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Description of Institute

The Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing and Biotechnology (IGBB) at Mississippi State University (MS State) was founded in 2011 to increase the ability of Mississippi scientists to lead and participate in high-throughput, multi-disciplinary projects focused on understanding the biomolecular interactions underlying the diversity, value, health, and sustainability of species of agricultural, medical, bioenergy, and/or ecological importance.  The IGBB serves the university by providing MS State researchers and their collaborators access to a team of highly-skilled professionals trained in cutting-edge genomics, proteomics, and high performance biocomputing principles and techniques.  Through in-house instrumentation and commercial/academic partnerships, the IGBB team works with researchers to analyze data using state-of-the-art software including programs/pipelines developed by IGBB computational scientists.  Moreover, as one of the five member institutes of MS State’s High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC2), the IGBB employs HPC2 supercomputing powers to derive efficiently biological knowledge from large, diverse datasets.  In addition to the aforementioned activities, the IGBB administration works to optimize the scientific and economic impact of the university through the development of multidisciplinary research/grant-writing teams and by making strategic investments in infrastructure and personnel.

Mission

The mission of the IGBB is to foster research synergies that ultimately improve the scientific standing and economic status of Mississippi State University.  Specific goals of the IGBB include:

  • Conducting scientific research that meets the needs of society and further enhances the unique strengths of MS State;
  • Attracting and retaining outstanding faculty and students at MS State;
  • Offering researchers at MS State and elsewhere the opportunity to collaborate with the IGBB’s genomics, proteomics, and computational biology experts;
  • Helping principal investigators leverage the experience and expertise of the IGBB to make their research programs more productive, increase the number and scientific impact of their publications, and enhance their ability to procure extramural funding;
  • Supporting educational activities that enhance the abilities of students and faculty to succeed in the multi-disciplinary fields of computational biology, genomics, and biotechnology.

Proposal Partnerships

Partnering with the IGBB has allowed numerous faculty members to overcome the scientific, technical, personnel, and organizational issues that may have prevented them from successfully obtaining extramural grant funding in the past.  The advantages of submitting grants in partnership with the IGBB include the following:

  • IGBB personnel can meet with investigators to discuss their research and help develop and draft the text for the genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, and/or computational biology aspects of a proposal;
  • Qualified IGBB staff will provide investigators with advice concerning efficient and cost-effective experimental approaches – this is especially important in light of the fact that biotechnology techniques and instrumentation are advancing at an astronomical rate;
  • Identify the IGBB personnel and experimental procedures that best fulfill needs.
  • Program manager Carol Ellington will help investigators submit a proposal through Sponsored Programs.  Ms. Ellington is authorized to commit the time of IGBB personnel to a project.
  • Ensure that a department receives its rightful share of overhead and make sure a department head understands how working with the IGBB benefits the investigator, the department, and the institute.

A portion of the overhead generated by a successful proposal goes to improvement of the IGBB/HPC2.

IGB2 Grant Submission Guidelines

IGB2 uses as its foundation for operations MSU Operating Policy 80.12 and the High Performance Computing Collaboratory Overhead Distribution Policy.  Beyond these policies, the following guidelines are followed:

  • Proposal submission is through IGBB if a majority of the proposed activity requires IGBB resources, the proposal focuses on core IGBB focal areas, submission through IGBB will lead to a more competitive proposal, or the leadership for proposal background and preparation has been provided by IGBB administration.
  • The decision to submit through IGBB will involve prior discussion between the IGBB Director and the department head.  This communication should be documented through signatures on the Internal Approval Sheet.  For circumstances in which agreement cannot be reached, the appropriate vice president or vice presidents will be consulted.
  • If a proposal is not submitted through IGBB, a child account will be established at IGBB for the portion of research activity that requires IGBB resources so that appropriate overhead distribution can be achieved.  The IGBB Director will sign off on all internal approval sheets for grants that will involve IGBB resources to ensure up-front agreement on resource utilization.
  • For proposals submitted by IGBB, child accounts can be established for individual investigators, but the process will remain in the IGBB organization exception in special circumstances.

Equipment

PROTEOMICS
Thermo LTQ Orbitrap Velos Mass Spectrometer
Thermo LTQ XL Linear Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer
ABI 4700 Proteomics Analyzer
Bio-Rad 2D Gel Electrophoresis System
Proxeon Nano 2D LC-iTRAQ
Bio-Rad Robotic ProteomeWorks Plus Spot Cutter
Genomic Solutions Robotic Digester and Spotter
Genomic Solutions Investigator ProPrep4 Block System
GE Health Ettan DIGE
GE Health Care Robotic Ettan Spot Picker

PROTEIN/NUCLEIC ACID QUANTIFICATION
Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer
Nanodrop ND-1000 Spectrophometer
Qubit 2.0 Fluorometer
Alpha Innotech AlphaScan
GE HealthCare Typhoon 9410 Workstation

GENOMICS
Illumina HiSeq 2000 DNA Analyzer
Illumina Genome Analyzer IIx
Agilent Stratagene Mx3005P (real-time PCR)
QIAcube

PROTEOME ANALYSIS SOFTWARE
Bio-Rad PDQuest 2D Software
Bio-Rad Quantity One ID Analysis Software
Molecular Devices SoftMax Pro v.2.6.1
Proteome Discoverer (Thermo)
Peaks (Thermo)
Proteo IQ (NuSep)

NUCLEIC ACIDS ANALYSIS SOFTWARE
Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA)
DNSTAR Lasergene Software v. 8.0
Axon GenePix Pro v.6.0
Acuity v.4.0 Microarray Analysis Software
Bio-Rad Quantity One Software
Beacon Designer v.4.0
GeneTraffic Uno

 

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

Contacts

Department of Chemistry Office
Hand Laboratory, Room 1115
662-325-3584
                       
Dr. Jonathan Frisch
Instrumentation Manager
662-325-0032,
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The Chemistry Department maintains instrumentation supporting instruction and research in all major fields of chemistry. Spectroscopy, chromatography, X-ray, mass spec, and magnetic resonance techniques are available for use by students and faculty across the University. The Department also provides accessible, reliable analytical services to support faculty research efforts. The Department houses an open computer lab equipped with 12 workstations and the necessary software for efficient data analysis and interpretation, as well as providing a theater for computer-based instruction.

The Department of Chemistry has purchased a new computer system to support research in computational chemistry. The new computer, from Parallel Quantum Solutions, has 32 processors, 192 GB of RAM, and 8000 GB of disk-space. Several computational chemistry software packages will be installed on this computer. Dr. Saebo (325-7813) will manage this computer system for the department.

A. MSU Laboratory for Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation

1. Crystallography

  • Bruker AXS Single Crystal XRD
  • Siemens D5000 Powder XRD
  • Cabmridge Crystallographic Data Centre

2. Spectroscopy

  • Shimadzu 2550 UV-VIS
  • Shimadzu 2550 UV-VIS
  • HP 8452A PDA UV-VIS
  • Thermo Nicolet 6700 FT-IR
  • Thermo IR100 FT-IR
  • Varian SpectrAA-5 FAA
  • RRA Autopol IV Polarimeter

3. NMR/EPR

  • Bruker AVANCE III 300 MHz NMR
  • Bruker AVANCE III 600 MHz NMR
  • Bruker EMX-10 EPR

4. Chromatography

  • Shimadzu QP-2010S GC-MS
  • Agilent LC-MS
  • Varian 3400 GC-FID (x2)
  • Waters 610/2487 Isocratic HPLC-UV

5. Thermal Analysis

  • Perkin Elmer TGA-7 Thermogravimetric Analyzer
  • Perkin Elmer DSC-7 Differential Scanning Calorimeter

6. Computing

  • Student Computer Lab: 12x Lenovo Think Centre
  • PQS 32 Processor Computer Cluster

 

B. The Mississippi State University NMR Center (in Hand Lab)

The Mississippi State NMR Center houses Bruker AVANCE III 300 MHz and Bruker AVANCE III 600 MHz NMRs, and a Bruker EMX-10 EPR Spectrometer. This core magnetic research facility supports the Department's research efforts.

The 300 MHz NMR is equipped with an inverse triple resonance multinuclear (TBI) probe for observation of 1H while decoupling 13C and one additional nucleus selectable via digital tuning from the range 109Ag to 31P. The 600 MHz NMR is equipped with a multinuclear Biomolecular (QXI) probe for observation of 1H while decoupling 13C, 15N, and/or P31. Both instruments are capable of gradient shimming and variable temperature control from -150 to +180 °C.

The Bruker EMX-10 EPR is an X-band continuous wave spectrometer and is equipped with variable temperature cryostats for operation from 2-300K. This instrument is suitable for the study of organic radicals and paramagnetic transition metal centers.

C. X-ray

The X-ray facility provides rapid and high-quality crystal structure analysis and powder diffraction data.

The facility houses a Bruker Kappa Apex-II single crystal diffractometer equipped with a CCD area-detector, monocap beam concentrator, molybdenum source and Oxford Cryosystems Cyrostream accessory for low temperature data collection down to 80°C. Crystallographic software is available, including the Jade SHELX program packages, for solving, refining, analyzing, and modeling not only inorganic structures but also organic, organometallic and chiral organic structures. There is also access to the Cambridge Structural Database for organic and organometallic compounds.

 

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MISSISSIPPI STATE CHEMICAL LABORATORY

Contacts

Dr. Kevin L. Armburst
State Chemist

William Holmes
Director
Mass Spectometry and Advanced Instruments
662-325-7811

Mississippi State Chemical Laboratory Office
P.O. Box CR, Mailstop 9572
Mississippi State, MS  39762-5622
662-325-3428
Fax 662-325-7807
1145 Hand Lab 510 President’s Circle

The mission of the Mississippi State Chemical Laboratory is to provide analytical data to assure quality, labeling, and safety of fertilizers, animal feeds, human foods, pesticides, and petroleum products in Mississippi. The laboratory performs chemical analyses of those products for the information and regulatory action of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC), Bureau of Plant Industry, (MDAC/BPI), State Department of Health and Department of Marine Resources, and the university community. The laboratory publishes an annual price list.

Selected Analytical Capabilities

  1. Feed, forage, and food analyses
  2. Metal, mineral, and inorganic analyses
  3. Water and wastewater analyses
  4. Microbiological analyses
  5. Controlled substance analyses
  6. Chemical residue and other organic analyses
  7. Hazardous waste analyses

 

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ANIMAL AND DAIRY SCIENCES

Contact

Ms. Christi Stedman
Wise Center L4031
662-325-0581
Biophotonic Research Laboratory
Wise Center L4060 and L4035b

  1. IVIS (Image Visualization and Infrared Spectroscopy), 100 Series (will be upgraded).  In vivo biophotonic imaging technology using biophotonic and fluorescent imaging technologies, and allows for real-time, non-invasive exploration of genes, proteins, pathogens, and tumor cells in living animals (includes anesthesia unit).  In a recent Japanese study, the IVIS imaging system was used to evaluate the binding affinity and RNA interference (RNAi) of LNWC/siRNA complexes manufactured by Caliper Life Sciences, Alameda, CA.

  2. NightOWL, Berthold
    In vivo imaging in general allows a non-invasive insight into living organisms and helps to understand metabolic processes and disease related changes.  Bioluminescence imaging (BLI) and biofluorescence imaging (BFI) enable monitoring of gene expression or disease progression in living organisms.

    BLI utilizes light emitted by luciferase enzymes.  Bioluminescence markers can be tailored to any gene, enabling detailed research of gene function.  BFI utilizes proteins, which fluoresce under illumination, either applied as exogenous reagents or endogenously expressed.  Both BLI and BFI contribute to the understanding of disease mechanisms and the development of new treatments.  Whole animals and plants can be imaged as well as blots, gels, microplates, cell culture dishes, and arrays whether luminescent or fluorescent markers are used.  Optical calibration ensures comparability of all images captured with the NightOWL.

  3. Stanford Imaging System, Stanford Photomic, Palo Alto, GA

    Intensified CCD cameras for live cell imaging and capturing of dynamic events from single molecule, single photon detection to macro anatomical and physiological levels.

    Nos. 2 and 3 above are detachable/portable systems.

 

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EQUIPMENT IN OTHER DEPARTMENTS/CENTERS

A. Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Contact

Dr. Jonathan Pote
Professor and Head
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The department has a core facility mechanics lab and tissue culture laboratory dedicated to tissue engineering, biomechanics, and biomaterial testing.  Instruments available include Instron and Micro Material systems tissue (e.g., muscle fiber or bone) isotonic and isometric stressors.  All biological laboratories are at Biosafety level 2 and are equipped with multiple biosafety cabinets, incubators, freezers, and refrigerators for cell and tissue maintenance and storage.  Cell incubators provide various environments and stressors that affect cell growth.  The department has an excellent shop for constructing experimental devices.

 

B. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Contacts

Dr. Scott Willard
Professor and Head
Dorman Hall, Room 402
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Dr. Ashli Brown
Assistant Director
402 Dorman Hall
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Dr. Darrell Sparks Jr.
Assistant Professor
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662-325-7733

Instrumentation utilized by Biochemistry in Dorman Hall itself duplicates instruments present in the CVM.  The department, however, shares and utilizes instrumentation available in the State Chemical Laboratory, 1145 Hand Lab, Mississippi, and use of that analytical instrumentation is under the supervision of departmental members Dr. Ashli Brown and Dr. Darrell Sparks, Jr.

 

C. Biological Sciences

Contact

Dr. Nancy Reichert
Professor and Head
14 Harned Hall
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662-325-7577

Biology has the usual spectrum of common laboratory equipment encountered in, e.g., the CVM.

 

D. Entomology and Plant Pathology

Contacts

Dr. John Schneider
Professor
Room 129
Lyle Entomology
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662-325-2977

Dr. Richard Brown
Professor
144 Lyle Entomology
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662-325-2990

Faculty in Entomology can provide assistance in identification, husbandry, imaging, and understanding the biology of insects, including insect species affecting vertebrate hosts.

 

E. Wildlife and Fisheries

Contacts

Dr. Robbie Kroger
Lab Director
662-325-4731
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Dr. Bruce Leopold
Department Head
109 Thompson Hall
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The department oversees a water analysis laboratory (inorganic analysis, coliforms primarily) supporting aquaculture and wild fish research.

The laboratory provides a UV spectrophotometer, flow injection analysis capacity, image analysis for DNA, super cold freezers, and a temperature controlled centrifuge, among other equipment.

 

F. Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS)

Contacts

Dr. Roger King
Professor & Director, Giles Distinguished Professor
Ctr for Advanced Vehicular Systems
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662-325-2189

Gail Jackson
Administrative Assistant II
Ctr for Advanced Vehicular Systems
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662-325-9088   

  • Carl Zeiss SMT Inc. Supra 40 FE-SEM with EDAX EDX and EBSD detectors.
  • Phoenix X-ray computed tomography system.
  • Hysitron Triboindenter instrument (stand alone).
  • Standard metallographic specimen preparation equipment.
  • 350KN Instron servo-hydraulic tension/torsion machine.
  • 100KN MTS servo-hydraulic machine.
  • 50KN Instron electro-mechanical machine with climatic chamber (-60F ̴ 370F).
  • 100KN Instron electro-mechanical machine with climatic chamber (-60F ̴ 370F).
  • Lavision 3D optical strain measurement system with a Questar telescope.
  • Fullam Tensile and fatigue stage for in-situ SEM testing.
  • Hopkinson bars:  Compression, Tension, Torsion  

                       

G. Aerospace Engineering                                          

Contacts

Dr. Pasquale Cinnella
Prof & Head & Endowed Chair
Aerospace Engineering
Walker Engi Bldg, Rm 330A
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662-325-3623

Sheri Johnson
Business Manager
Aerospace Engineering
33 Walker Engineering Bldg
Hardy Road
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662-325-7498

Elizabeth Miller
Administrative Assistant I
Aerospace Engineering
Walker Engi Bldg, Rm 330
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662-325-3624                        

  • 25 kip Satec servo-hydraulic load frame with Instron controller.
  • 4 each-6 kip Instron servo-hydraulic load frames.
  • A two-stage hyper-velocity gas gun.

 

H. Chemical Engineering

Contact

Sherre Denson
Business Manager
Chemical Engineering
Swalm Engineering Bldg, 330A
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662-325-8470

  • Perkin and Elmer PHI 1600 ESCA X-ray photoelectron spectroscope (XPS) with Auger electron scattering capabilities (acquired with NSF EPSCoR funds).
  • Thermo Electron 6700 mid-IR spectrophotometer (with variable angle ATR, variable angle external reflectance, DRIFTS, and transmission accessories).
  • Gel permeation chromatograph with IR detector.
  • Kruss contact angle analyzer with environmental chamber.
  • Woollam M2000-U spectroscopic ellipsometer (245nm to 1000nm, 470 wavelengths; detection limits <10-12 and ̴  1 ms)
  • Laurell Technologies WS-400E-NPP Single Wafer Spin Processor
  • Zeiss Axiovert 200M with fluorescence filter wheels for excitation and emission light trains.  Includes Apotome pseudo-confocal imaging.

 

I. Institute for Clean Energy Technology (ICET)

Contacts

Dr. Wilbur Steele
Interim Director, Prof & Dir & Endowed Prof Giles Distinguished Professor
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662-325-2107

Paula Jordan-Neely
Office Associate
Institute for Clean Energy Technology
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662-325-2108

  • Laser ablation-Inductivity Coupled Plasma (ICP)-mass spectrometer (purchased with NSF-CHE 0443643 funds).
  • Spin Coater.

 

J. Mechanical Engineering

Contacts

Dr. Steven Daniewicz
Prof & Head & Endowed Chair
Mechanical Engineering
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662-325-3260

Tammy Coleman
Administrative Assistant I
Mechanical Engineering
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662-325-3261

  • Standard metallographic specimen preparation equipment (sectioning, grinding, and polishing).
  • 2 each-10 kip Instron electro-mechanical load frames with capabilities to heat up to 1700 deg C and cool down to -196 deg c.
  • Dynatup Instrumented drop tower with Charpy, Izod and flat panel fixtures.

 

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