Cellular Stress and Death Mechanisms Lab
Cellular and Stress and Death Mechanisms Lab’s research theme constitutes cellular stress and death responses and research on their role in disease mechanisms. In particular, the research areas include, autophagy regulation in mammals, autophagy-cell death connection, role of autophagy abnormalities in human diseases (especially cancer and neurodegenerative diseases: e.g. Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease), nano technology-based innovative drug research (drug discovery and nano drug carriers), and biomedical research (lab-on-a-chip systems for cancer analysis and discovery of novel and patented medical devices).
In addition to small lab equipments, our labs are equipped with state-of-the-art instruments: PCRs, real-time PCRs, flow cytometer, protein array-microarray spotter and scanner, spectrophoto and fluorometers, luminometer, AMAXA electroporator, gene gun, mammalian cell culture facilities, fluorescent Olympus upright and inverted microscopes and electron microscopes (TEM and SEM), scintillation counter, FPLC, 2D gel equipment, chemical analyzers, Mass Spects, Atomic Force Microscope, MRI.
Our new nanotechnology center (SUNUM) on campus, allowed us to have access to various high-tech equipments including: Zeiss LSM 710 confocal microscope, Roche NimbleGen MS 200 Microarray Scanner and Analyzer, Roche 454 DNA Sequencer / Genome Sequencer, Organovo NovoGen MMX Bioprinter , Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer, Multi-Parametric Surface Plasmon Resonance, SkyScan 1172 Micro-CT Scanner Nano-Tomograph, Raman Microscope and Spectrometer .