The Electric Fish Behavioral NeuroEndocrinology Lab is an integrative research facility that houses a range of equipment used for molecular biology, histology, hormone analyses, and behavioural recordings. Our lab is also home to a permanent indoor breeding colony of South American electric fish which we use to study the neuroendocrine regulation of electric signals. We welcome collaborations and access to our facility by industry-partners and other academic institutions to conduct biomedical, environmental science, and fisheries and aquaculture research.
- Biological and Life Sciences
- Chemistry and Biochemistry
- Environmental and Earth Sciences
- Marine/Ocean Sciences
- Medical Sciences
- Veterinary Sciences
- Agriculture, Animal Science and Food
- Clean Technology
- Energy (Renewable and Fossil)
- Environmental Technologies and Related Services
- Fisheries and Aquaculture
- Forestry and Forest-Based Industries
- Health Care and Social Services
- Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment
- Ocean Industries
Generates temperature cycling conditions to amplify targeted DNA regions by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Includes dual 48/48-well reaction module bay which allows two users to run separate experiments with samples. Touch screen software allows user to create protocols with specific thermal gradients
Generates temperature cycling conditions and uses 4-color detection optics for quantitative PCR experiments. Includes 384-well reaction module bay which allows users to run qPCR experiments on up to 384 PCR samples and computer software for creating protocols and data analysis, including gene expression analysis. Touch screen software.
Performs automated gel-based electrophoresis and analysis of RNA, DNA and proteins using the LabChip microfluidic technology. Includes Experion electrophoresis unit, chip vortex station II, chip priming station, and real-time data acquisition and analysis software.
For the visualization and analyses of nucleic acids and protein gels, blots, and macroarrays. It incorporates high-resolution and high-sensitivity CCD detection technology and modular options to image a wide range of samples.
Quantify and assess purity of RNA, DNA, and protein samples.
Spins samples at high speed to separate materials of different densities; plasma separation from blood samples; pelleting of DNA and RNA samples; column filtration.
Ideal sterile work environment for preparing samples for molecular biology applications. Clean conditions are kept by UV radiation, HEPA air filtration, and antimicrobial coated surfaces
Used to heat or cool, and mix small chemical or biological samples for applications such as nucleic acids and protein isolation, bacterial incubation, nucleic acids library preparation
Used to heat and dry equipment and non-hazardous biological samples for laboratory, clinical, or industrial use
Gel electrophoresis units with gel casters and gel boxes of two different sizes. Includes power supply
Portable sequencer that implements the nanopore technology to perform various sequencing applications such as long-reads sequencing and direct RNA sequencing.
Cuts thin section of frozen tissue at low temperatures for various histological analyses such as immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization
Cuts thick or thin slices of paraffin-embedded tissue for histological analyses.
Provides a heating platform and chamber capable of maintaining either dry or highly humid conditions for in-situ hybridization applications. Unit can hold up tp30 standard microscope slides. Uses include in-situ RNA amplification, reverse transcription reactions, hybridization, and DNA melt.
Computer-controlled reader with a variety of read modes such as endpoint, kinetic, multi-wavelength and spectral scanning. Compatible with 96 well plates. Wavelength range 200 to 999 nm, UV and visible light absorbance. Incubation temperature range of 4 to 65 degrees Celsius. Programmable plate shaking.
Up to 24 C-18 solid-phase extraction (spe) cartridges can be attached to the vacuum pump fitted manifold for the extraction and purification of steroid hormones from plasma and water samples.
Sterilizes research tools and small biological samples at high temperatures and under pressure. Can perform solid (unwrapped and wrapped) and liquid sterilization.
To perform surgical extraction of tissues and microinjection of embryos
To magnify, visualize & digitally-capture images of thin sections of tissue for applications such as histochemistry and in situ hybridization.
Plate generates temperatures for incubation or activation of biological or chemical samples. Includes exchangeable blocks for different tube sizes.
Date submitted: Thu, Aug 10, 2017 4:30 PM
Date updated: Thu, Aug 10, 2017 4:30 PM