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Swine Intensive Studies Lab

A collaboration between the Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine and the Department of Animal Science

Mission

Job Openings

Two postdoctoral positions are currently open in Dr. Zhang’s laboratory. These NIH and USDA funded positions are on functional genomics, antimicrobial resistance, and molecular mechanisms of pathogen-host interaction in Campylobacter jejuni. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Send curriculum vitae with names of three references to Dr.

Research Areas

  • Environmental neurotoxicant exposures and their links to Neurodegenerative Disorders 
  • Prion Diseases  (emphasis on Mad Cow disease) 
  • Characterize neurotoxins of parasitic worms for application as parasiticides 

Iowa Center for Advanced Neurotoxicology

Research Seed Funding Available from the Iowa Center for Advanced Neurotoxicology

Research Equipment Database

Lyophilizer, VirTis Advantage

This lyophilizer accepts flasks and vials. It has a capping feature to allow capping under vacuum.  

Principle Investigator: 
Chris Minion
Location: 
Room 1142
Remarks: 
Access to the room is by card access. Contact Bill Roberts (BMS) to obtain access. Alternatively, contact Chris Minion or someone in his lab to obtain access on a temporary basis. Training to run the equipment is required. Contact Chris Minion for training. A sign up sheet will be provided if needed.

Real Time PCR Instrument, Stratagene Mx3005P

This RT-PCR instrument belongs to the DNA facility and can be scheduled for use through their web site (http://www.dna.iastate.edu/mainpageqpcr.html). 

Principle Investigator: 
Chris Minion
Location: 
Room 1142
Remarks: 
Access to the room is by card access. Contact Bill Roberts (BMS) to obtain access. Alternatively, contact Chris Minion or someone in his lab to obtain access on a temporary basis. Training to run the equipment is required. Contact Chris Minion for training.

Real Time PCR Instrument, Roto-Gene RG-3000

 Corbett Research RT-PCR instrument. Uses tubes (individual or strips).

Principle Investigator: 
Chris Minion
Location: 
Room 1142
Remarks: 
This equipment requires training prior to use. Please contact Chris Minion (fcminion) for training.

Microarray hybridization station, Lucidea SlidePro

6 place hybridization station for microarray slides

Principle Investigator: 
Chris Minion
Location: 
Room 1142
Remarks: 
This equipment belongs to the DNA facility and can be scheduled for use through their web site (http://www.dna.iastate.edu/mainpageqpcr.html).

PhosphoImager

PhosphoImager- Biorad Personal Imager FX. 

Principal Investigator: Jeff Beetham

Location: 2755

Remarks: Please contact Jeff Beetham jbeetham@iastate.edu for access.

CCD Gel Doc camera

CCD Gel Doc camera for visual imaging. AlphaInnotech ChemiImager (Chemiluminescence and Fluorescence and Ethidium Bromide) imaging system.

Principal Investigator: Jeff Beetham

Location: 2755

Remarks: Please contact Jeff Beetham jbeetham@iastate.edu for access.
 

Savant Speed Vac

Principal Investigator: Jeff Beetham

Location: 2754

Remarks:

Please contact Jeff Beetham jbeetham@iastate.edu for access.

 

BioRobotics MicroGRID microarray printer

For printing microarrays, Can print up to 75 arrays at one time from multiple 384 well plates.

Principle Investigator: 
Chris Minion
Location: 
1131E
Remarks: 
Schedule with Chris Minion or Andrew Petersen (lab Manager) for use.

Incubator Floor Shakers (2), New Brunswick

Innova models 440 and 44, stacked

Principle Investigator: 
Chris Minion
Location: 
1131E
Remarks: 
Contact Chris Minion (4-6347; fcminion@iastate.edu) to schedule

Genetic Microsystems GMS 417 protein arrayer

Can print proteins in microarray formats onto nitroceullose

Principle Investigator: 
Chris Minion
Location: 
1131E
Remarks: 
Contact Chris Minion or Andrew Petersen (Lab Manager) for use.

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Research Ethics

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