BSL-3 and Facs

This facility has been designated a Biosafety Level 3 unit by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, providing a safe and appropriate environment for the investigation of infectious agents such as HIV on the Meharry Medical College campus. The design of the lab limits exposure to such agents, and laboratory personnel have specific training in proper handling procedures.

Services available to researchers include fluorescence-activated cell sorting and ultracentrifuge separations using....

The FACSCalibur from Becton Dickinson, a four-color, dual-laser, bench top flow cytometry system that provides both cell analysis and sorting. This fully integrated multiparameter system can also perform a range of functions. To meet investigators' throughput and productivity requirements, the device comes with innovative dual laser technology, powerful software, and an automated sample loader option.

 The Beckman Optima L-90K Ultracentrifuge for sample processing. The free-standing centrifuge has SW60Ti, SW41, and 2xSW rotors.