Graduate Bulletin

Spring 2018

Facilities of Oral Biology and Pathology Department

The Department of Oral Biology and Pathology currently occupies 18,000 square feet of research space. Facilities include isotope counters and preparative and analytical ultracentrifuges; infrared, atomic absorption, ultraviolet/visible spectrophotometers; an olfactometer; gas and high-pressure liquid chromatography systems; high-voltage, particle-free flow, and polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis systems; computer equipment of various types; fluorescence densitometer, spectrophotometers, microscopes, thermocyclers, ELISA readers, microdensitometers; automated colony counter; amino acid analyzer, autoclaves and ethylene oxide sterilizer, specialized anaerobic chambers, animal, and clinical laboratories; fully equipped tissue culture facilities,

The Living Skin Bank, which will provide a core facility for the production of clinical grade cell based therapies in a newly installed “clean room” (cGMP facility), is housed in the Department of Oral Biology and Pathology, under the direction of Dr. Marcia Simon. Research operatories are available in the Dental Care Center for clinical research projects. Graduate students have access to the University central computer facility as well as high-speed Ethernet links connecting the department to E-mail, Medline, and the Internet through servers located in the University Hospital.