The laboratory space

The laboratory is located at the Department of Infectious Diseases at the College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia. The core of the Rada laboratory has an overall space of 1,504 sqft consisting of three rooms, room #313 (866 sqft, large laboratory room), room #315 (486 sqft, small laboratory room) and room #315A (152 sqft, office). In addition to this, an extra 250 sqft office space is available (room A1). The laboratory is approved to perform biosafety level 2 research activities.

            You enter the laboratory from this hallway on the third floor of the building…

The hallway

The wall is decorated with posters and publications showing the latest results of several projects…

Posters and paper printouts

            The main entrance to room #313…

The main room hosts three bays, one biosafety cabinet, laboratory benches and equipment..

Biosafety cabinet #1 where most of the work with bacteria, viruses and parasites takes place.

The bay #1 area…

The bay #3 area…

The bench space where most solutions are prepared and reagents stored…

Common preparatory and reagent storage area.

5% CO2 bacterial incubator to culture Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Blotting station: western blots, DNA and RNA gels are prepared and imaged here.

Varioskan Flash combined microplate reader. An essential tool that has generated large amounts of data for all projects.

Epoch2 microplate spectrophotometer.

Freezers…

-20C and -80C freezers and the cabinet storing flammable reagents.

On the way from the larger room to the small laboratory room scientific info posters related to the research conducted here decorate the wall…

The small laboratory room hosts two biosafety cabinets, one bay area, one cell preparatory area, laboratory benches and equipment…

Bay #4

Biosafety cabinet #2…

…where the isolation of human blood cells is performed.

Biosafety cabinet #3…

… where work with cell lines occurs including those supporting influenza virus growth.

Cell preparatory area with microscope, centrifuge, refrigerator and -20C freezer…

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