Our research facilities are in the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. The same building houses the Animal Imaging Center, which contains 11.7-T and 9.4-T scanners dedicated to small animal research.

Physiological Recording Lab

  • Two-photon laser scanning microscopy system (TPLSM)
  • 2-D optical imaging system (2D-OIS)
  • Multi-channel neural recording system (Plexon, TDT)
  • Polarographic oxygen tension measurement system
  • Laser-Doppler Flowmetry (Perimed)
  • Polygraph system (Biopac)
  • Microinjection systems (pressure ejection, iontophoresis)
  • Pulse generator (Master 9 & Isolator)
  • Fiber-Coupled Laser Sources (Thoar Labs)
  • Sterotaxic frames and manipulators (Narishige)
  • Mechanical & Motorized manipulators (Narishge)
  • Capnometer, Vaporizor, Mechanical ventilator
  • Blood gas analyzer (Nova Biomedical)
  • Visual stimulator (VSG 2/5), Olfactometer

Animal Preparation Room

Wet Lab Electronic & Machine Shop
  • Chemical hood
  • Autoclave
  • Vibratome
  • Precision scale
  • pH meter
  • Centrifuge