The laboratory is equipped with state of the art instrumentation acquired through the generosity of the Fredric Rieders Family Foundation, and our partners at NMS Labs, Agilent, SCIEX, and Waters. The instrumentation is used exclusively for faculty and student research, as well as for teaching in both our academic programs and our continuing education courses.

Lab

The toxicology and chemistry laboratory space includes over 5,000 square feet of sample preparation, teaching, and instrumentation areas. The instrument section is outfitted with advanced technology, including several tandem high-resolution mass spectrometers, liquid chromatograph triple quadrupole mass spectrometers and gas chromatograph mass spectrometers from various vendors.

The biology section of the laboratory includes 3,000 square feet of sample preparation, teaching, and instrumentation areas. The space includes dedicated pre- and post-amplification rooms. The pre-amplification area is outfitted with several evidence examination and serology benches and DNA extraction robots from various vendors. The post-amplification area houses the newest STR genotyping technology including several thermal cyclers, real-time PCR instruments, and genetic analyzers. Additionally, the post-amplification space contains a next-generation sequencing platform along with a distinct preparation area.