Technology

The center uses varied technologies to further our research. We house one of the two ASU Advanced Light Microscopy Facilities and the sole BSL-3 biocontainment laboratory at ASU. The Bioimaging Core facility provides technology, instrumentation and expertise to meet critical research needs in optical microscopy, including state-of-the-art confocal, total internal reflection fuorescence and super-resolution. In addition, we engage virology and bacteriology research, automated sample prep, plant-based, viral and mammalian expression platforms for vaccine development and molecular biology.

 Bacteriology and virology research


Our center is devoted to state-of-the-art research in platforms to produce new vaccines and therapeutics. Here, a student performs a plaque assay to determine viral titer. 

 

Automated sample prep


We have a Beckman Coulter Biomek 4000 Workstation to offer powerful and intelligent liquid handling that adapts to changing situations and help scientists streamline workflows and automate laboratory needs. 

 

Plant-based therapeutics and vaccines


Tobacco plants are engineered to develop protein-based therapeutics and vaccines with improved safety and efficacy to combat a variety of infectious diseases and cancer.

 

Molecular biology


A suite of molecular biology tools and equipment can be used to examine DNA constructs, mRNA and protein expression.