SAInT Center

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.

Biology Department Equipment

Shared equipment housed in the Biology Department includes:

  • ABI Prism 310 Genetic Analyzer
  • 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 equipped with software for data acquisition and analysis. 
  • Gene Amp PCR System 97000 Thermal 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- and high-speed centrifuges
  • Beckman TL-100 table-top Ultracentrifuge
  • Shaking water bath incubator
  • Shaking air incubators (2)
  • UV light boxes (3)
  • UV/visible spectrophotometer
  • Multiple fumehoods and biosafety cabinets
  • Beckman 6500 liquid scintillation counter
  • Molecular Devices Vmax microplate reader
  • Autoclave
  • Incubators (multiple)