Research Instrumentation

Collections

  • WWU insect collection 
  • Pacific northwest herbarium
  • WWU vertebrate collection

Major Facilities

  • Greenhouse
  • Cell culture facility
  • Microscopy and image analysis facility
  • Shannon Point marine science center

Field Equipment

  • GPS tracking devices
  • Echosounders
  • Night vision goggles and binoculars
  • Camping equipment20 foot boat with 75 HP outboard engine and trailer

Model Organisms

  • Plants (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • Fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • Flatworms (Caenorhabditis elegans)
  • Protists (Tetrahymena thermophile)
  • Parasitic wasp (Nasonia)
  • Black cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa )
  • Pacific madrone (Arbutus menziesii)
  • Mouse and human cell culture

Cell and Molecular Equipment

  • ~20 PCR machines
  • Biolistic apparatus for transformation (gene gun)
  • Balances
  • Centrifuges
  • Incubators
  • Needle puller and microinjection setup for cellular injections
  • Tissue grinder
  • Li-cor Odyssey Gel and Blot Imaging Station

Computing and Software Resources

  • Bioinformatics server:
  • CPU: 2x Intel Xeon Gold 6130 (64 virtual cores)
  • RAM: 768GB
  • Dish Space: 12Tb RAID6
  • OS: Ubuntu 18.04
  • R (statistical package)
  • ImageJ (image analysis)
  • Imaris (3D rendering)

Macro and micro photography equipment

  • BK Plus macrophotography imaging system
  • Nikon Eclipse Ti2 microscope with Photometrics Prime95b high speed camera
  • Noldus Ethovision – automated behavioral tracking and analysis software with a high resolution camera (STF)

Institutional resources