Huang-Hobbs BioMaker Space

A playground for biology! Featuring community-shared equipment to get started on your project and awesome people to share your ideas with!

The Huang-Hobbs BioMaker Space is a BL2 biological lab located in the basement of Building 26, 26-035. The space also has some capacity for chemical engineering projects. It includes a TC room, chemistry hood, storage space, and a lounge area at 26-033 that may be used to just hang out or share ideas about biology!


Equipment

General:

  • Vortexer, shaker, stirrer, nutator
  • Minifuge, Micro-centrifuge, centrifuge
  • PCR/thermocycler
  • qPCR machine
  • Balance
  • Electrophoresis (boxes for agarose, SDS-PAGE, Western blot)
  • Spectrophotometer (UV/Vis/IR)
  • Gel translumination station
  • Sonicator
  • Protein purification
  • Electroporation
  • Rotovap

  • Autoclave
  • Millipore water
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice machine
  • Microfluidics / PDMS equipment
  • Fume hoods
  • Soldering station
  • Electronics
  • Arduino control
  • Potentiostat
  • Anaerobic Glove Box

For mammalian cell culture:

  • 37C Incubator with 5% CO2
  • Large deli fridge
  • Water bath
  • Centrifuge
  • Microscope
  • Freezer
  • Biosafety Cabinet (2)

For bacterial culture:

  • Incubator
  • Biosafety Cabinet
  • Fermenter/bioreactor

For microscopy & analytical:

  • AFM
  • Histology microscope
  • Spincoater
  • Microbalance
  • 5-mode plate reader

For storage:

  • 4F Refrigeration
  • -20C freezer
  • Ultra low-temperature (-80C) freezer
  • Vapor phase liquid nitrogen
  • Room temperature cubbies