Facilities and Equipment
The CBR has a large collection of instruments including a Nikon Confocal Microscope, as well as a well-equipped tissue culture laboratory and a histology laboratory for biomedical research(https://cbr.mst.edu/facilities-equipment/animal-research-facility/ ) . In addition, the CBR has access to major equipment and facilities in academic departments and centers on campus.
The CBR also has access to the Missouri S&T animal research facility, housed in 1800 sq. ft. of renovated space in Building BOM#3. The facility has five colony rooms, a two-room suite for aseptic surgery, a cage washing room, and other support rooms. The facility complies with all applicable PHS and USDA Guidelines pertaining to facilities for maintenance of vertebrate animals for research. The Missouri S&T Animal Care and Use Committee oversee the facility and reviews all protocols for animal maintenance and research performed at the facility.
The Nikon A1R-HD is a fully-automated confocal imaging system able to image in the X, Y, and Z planes with both a high-speed resonant scanner to capture the dynamics of a system and a Galvano scanner to maximize resolution in fixed samples.
The Missouri S&T ARF consists of a 1,400 square foot facility located in the Bureau of Mines Complex.
The Center for Biomedical Research will make available up to $1000 (per faculty member) in matching funds for S&T faculty to use the CBR confocal microscope lab or the animal research facility. These matching funds are intended to help faculty obtain the preliminary data that can be used for future research proposals. The program is not intended to subsidize faculty with active research programs.