Laboratories & Greenhouse for Undergraduate, Graduate, and Faculty Research
Gyte Anatomy & Physiology Laboratories (G-2 & G-26)
The anatomy and physiology laboratories are designed for 24 students each and are used primarily for the laboratory portion of a two-semester course required by students in the allied health and nursing programs. Both labs are equipped with compound binocular microscopes. There are dissecting microscopes and compound microscopes for demonstrations in each lab and a compound microscope attached to a monitor for group instruction.
Study materials for anatomy include: numerous organ models, human torso models, disarticulated bone sets, articulated skeletons, miscellaneous human bones, anatomical charts, prepared microscope slide sets, preserved specimens including: inflatable lung preparations, sheep plucks and human brains, and dissecting trays and instruments. Physiology equipment includes: physiographs, ECG recording apparatus, spirometer, pneumographs, stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs, ophthalmoscope/otoscope sets and equipment for hematologic tests and urinalysis.
Gyte Tissue Culture Laboratory (G-4)
This is a comprehensive cell culture laboratory. Major facilities and equipment include a chemical hood, laminar flow cabinets, CO2 incubators, liquid nitrogen tanks for cryogenic storage of human cancer cell lines, centrifuges, electroporation system, refrigerator, -80oC freezer, and inverted microscopes.
Gyte Bioinformatics and Image Analysis Laboratory (G-4A)
This laboratory is located between the tissue culture lab and the molecular biology lab. It contains numerous computers used for human chromosome analysis and bioinformatics analysis. The laboratory is equipped with a research microscope for computer based human chromosome imaging and karyotype analysis. It also has a computer based gel documentation and image analysis system.
Gyte Cell Biology Research Laboratory (G-4B)
This laboratory has an inverted microscope with CALI (chromphore-assisted laser inactivation) which is used for immunocyto-chemistry and tissue culture work. The microscope is equipped with epifluoresce optics and a digital B/W camera. MetaVue software is used for instrument control, time-lapse imaging, and analysis. A dye-driven laser is available for micro-CALI work.
Gyte Molecular Research Laboratory (G-6)
This lab is adjacent to the cell/molecular biology teaching lab so that facilities and equipment may be shared for teaching purposes. The lab is a center for faculty, graduate, and undergraduate research in cell and molecular biology. Major items include a chemical fume hood, 1- and 2-D electrophoresis systems, ultra-centrifuge, refrigerated table top centrifuges, UV-visible spectrophotometers, analytical balance, a nano-pure water system, a PCR thermal cycler, a microplate counter, column chromatography equipment, an automated DNA sequencer and a microarray scanner. Current research activities involve tumor biology, virology, human chromosome analysis, DNA amplifying and cloning, protein and enzyme biochemistry.
Gyte Cell/Molecular Biology Teaching Laboratory (G-8)
The cell/molecular biology laboratory is used primarily for teaching lab courses such as cell biology, genetics, human cytogenetics technology, recombinant DNA technique, and microtechnique. The facilities and equipment include a chemical fume hood, laminar flow cabinets, CO2 incubator, high and low speed centrifuges, waterbaths, a PCR thermal cycler, electrophoresis systems, spectrophotometers, microtomes, microscopes (bright field, phase contract, interference contrast), a refrigerator and freezers. It is heavily used for the biotechnology related programs.
Introductory Biology Laboratory (G-16)
The introductory biology lab is designed to give an overview of all areas in the Biological Sciences through experimentation. In addition to the air and gas jet outlets and electrical outlets built into all the lab tables, the room is also equipped with an incubator, a safety hood, 3 computers, spectrophotometers, compound microscopes and dissection microscopes. An assortment of charts, models and specimens are also located in the room.
Microbiology Laboratory (G-18)
The microbiology lab is used by several microbiology courses offered at Purdue University Calumet. This lab is equipped with brightfield microscopes, two incubators, a hot air oven, a -20oC freezer, a walk-in 4oC cold room and a biosafety cabinet. The facility is designed to host 24 students to do various microbiology experiments.
Research Laboratories (G-105)
This series of six laboratories (5 wet and one dry lab) are for faculty and faculty directed student research projects. Each space with the exception of the dry lab is equipped with a sink, hood and other equipment related to the specialty of each investigator.
Several departments make use of its facilities for a variety of purposes: Departments of Biological Sciences, Engineering, and Behavioral Sciences (RHIT program). Hands-on student experimentation, classroom demonstrations, faculty and graduate student research, and maintenance of PUC garden perennials are primary functions of the greenhouse.