Departmental Resources

Resources

Faculty and students in Biology enjoy access to extensive shared equipment and other resources.

New in 2014, the Stewart’s Advanced Instrumentation and Technology (SAInT) Center establishes Siena as a leader in scientific instrumental resources and training for undergraduate education. The multidisciplinary instrumentation suite is open to users from Siena College and the community. Instrumentation includes:

  • Bruker AVANCE HD 500 MHz NMR Spectrometer
  • Bruker Autoflex Speed MALDI Mass Spectrometer
  • Bruker Dimension ICON Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)
  • Bruker Maxis Impact HD Mass Spectrometer
  • Bruker Vertex70  Fourier-Transformed Infrared (FT-IR) Spectrometer
  • Agilent 1890 High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC)
  • Agilent Cary 100 Ultraviolet-Visable (UV-Vis) Spectrometer
  • TA Instruments Modulated Differential Scanning Calorimeter (MDSC)
  • TA Instruments Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA)
  • TA Instruments nano Differential Scanning Calorimter (DSC)
  • TA Instruments nano Isothermal Titration Calorimeter (ITC)
  • GE Heathcare Life Sciences ÄKTA pure Fast Protein Liquid Chromatograph (FPLC)
  • Shimadzu Total Organic Carbon (TOC) and Total Nitrogen analyzer
  • XOS HD Prime X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer (XRF)
  • Hitachi 1510 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

The High Performance Computing Cluster provides 480 GB of global memory and 20.5 TB of long-term storage. Faculty and students interested in using the cluster should communicate with Dr. George Barnes, Dept. of Chemistry.

Shared equipment housed in the Biology Department includes:

  • ABI Prism 310 Genetic Analyzer (sequencer)
  • Miniopticon real time PCR system, BioRad. This system is comprised of a 48-well MJ Mini™ thermal cycler equipped with a two color detection system and a PC computer equipped with software for data acquisition and analysis. 
  • Gene Amp PCR System 97000 Therma Cycler- Perkin Elmer
  • T100 Thermal Cycler – Bio Rad
  • Bio-Rad Molecular Imager, Chemidoc XRS Imaging System. This system is capable of imaging chemiluminescent, fluorescent and colorimetric samples.  This system includes a compact darkroom, transilluminator and a supercooled high resolution 1.44 megapixel CCD camera. This is attached to a PC computer equipped with the Quantity One 1-D analysis software for data acquisition and analysis.  This is used for imaging ethidium bromide stained gels
  • Nikon Ti-S compound inverted microscope equipped for DIC and fluorescence
  • Digital microscopy workstations are available during the summer months. Each workstation is equipped with a Gateway computer that is linked to a Nikon TS100 Microscope with phase and fluorescence optics, a Sony DXC-390 CCD color camera, a Scion Corporation CG-7 frame grabber board and software, and a 17-inch high-resolution monitor.
  • Leica CMI3000 inverted microscope equipped with DIC optics and microinjection capabilites (located in Dr. Mason's lab)
  • Bio-Spec Nano spectrophotometer, Shimadzu Biotech
  • –80oC freezers (2)
  • SpeedVac centrifugal evaporator
  • Low speed and high speed centrifuges
  • Beckman TL-100 Table-top Ultracentrifuge
  • Shaking waterbath incubator
  • Shaking air incubators (2)
  • UV light boxes (3)
  • UV/visible spectrophotometer
  • Multiple fumehoods and biosafety cabinet
  • Beckman 6500 liquid scintillation counter
  • Molecular Devices Vmax microplate reader
  • Autoclave
  • Incubators (multiple)

Department Chair

James Angstadt

James D. Angstadt

Professor of Biology

132 Morrell Science Center

(518) 783‑4245