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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Laboratory Facilities

The Molecular Muscle Physiology laboratory is housed within the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, an interdisciplinary facility assembling researchers from a range of departments at the University of Illinois, from biology and cognition to physical sciences and engineering.


Our laboratory space is equipped with the following instruments:

  • Applied Biosystems GeneAmp PCR Machine
  • ChemiDoc XRS Imaging System
  • NanoDrop Spectrophotometer
  • Tissue culture room with SterilGARD III Advance Hood and ThermoForma Incubators
  • Flexcell In Vitro Mechanical Stimulation
  • Columbus Instruments Exer 3/6 Mouse Treadmill
  • Zeiss Axiovert 200 Fluorescent Microscope
  • Leica CM3050 Cryostat
  • CRI Maestro In Vivo Fluorescent Imaging System
  • Aurora 1300A: 3-in-1 Whole Animal Testing System



The Beckman Institute Microscopy Suite facility also provides access to techniques and equipment such as Transmission Electron Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy, and Confocal and Multi-Photon Imaging Systems.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology is available through the Biomedical Imaging Center unit of the Beckman Institute.


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign | Beckman Institute  | Department of Kinesiology and Community Health