Biological Core Laboratory
The Biological Core Laboratory at The University of Arizona College of Nursing serves the College’s faculty and students with their biomarker research. The lab comprises 1,800 square feet and is equipped with general molecular equipment (e.g., pipettors, stir plates, shakers, and a range of glassware) as well as several state-of-the-art, capital-intensive pieces of equipment such as a Luminex MAGPIX (required to perform multiplex assays), a 96-channel robotic pipettor (TomTec Quadra Tower), a BioTek 96-channel automated plate washer with magnetic plate holder, a Perkin Elmer Envision Xcite Multilabel Plate Reader (for spectrophotometric, enzymatic, and amplified luminescent assays), and a NanoDrop 2000 spectrophotometer. General equipment also includes electronically monitored -20° C and -80° C freezers, large refrigerators, centrifuges, a Millipure Milli-Q water purification system, biological safety cabinets, and CO2 inclubators. The lab has centrally supplied gas, water, and vacuum lines.
Behavioral/Applied Clinical Sciences Laboratory
The Behavioral/Applied Clinical Sciences Laboratory consists of 1585 square feet of designated space for faculty and graduate students to conduct clinical research involving human subjects. A large, state of the art conference room is available for group meetings and conferences. A smaller conference room is used for group meetings, focus groups and other small group research activities. The laboratory also includes a clinical measurement room to conduct research protocols, as well as offices for research staff, and a room with eight computer stations. A waiting area for study participants is also available.
Brain Digital Technology Laboratory
The Brain Digital Technology Laboratory serves as a nexus of multidisciplinary inquiry, encompassing domains such as nursing, engineering, neuroscience, mental health, statistics, and data science. This cutting-edge facility pioneers research at the intersection of brain simulation and computational technology, with a primary objective of refining pain and symptom management methodologies. Employing innovative techniques such as transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS), the lab underscores its commitment to advancing nonpharmacological paradigms in pain care, exemplifying a holistic and technologically-driven approach.