Durham Research Center 2

DRCIIDr. Mahato's laboratories are located in the Durham Research Center 2, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 985965 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-5965.

Dr. Mahato's laboratories are equipped with most of the modern equipment necessary for conducting research in delivery systems of proteins, oligonucleotides, siRNA and genes. These laboratories house inverted light microscopes, Chemifluorescent and UV Gel Imaging System, Epoch plate reader, Thermal Cyclers for PCR, Gel electrophoresis apparatus, Western blotting apparatus, microcentrifuges, bench-top centrifuge, cell culture hood, two incubators that can control levels of N2 and air, in addition to CO2, -30°C freezer, one refrigerators. We also have rotary evaporator, two chemical hoods, vacuum aspirator, pH meters, microbalance, hot air oven, and water bath.

Our Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences has core facilities of HPLC-MS, FT-IR, UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, NMR and Molecular modeling. AFM microscope mounted on the inverted fluorescence microscope, fluorescent plate reader, RT-PCR, Malvern zeta sizer. We have full access to the 25,000 sq. ft. animal housing area situated in DRC II.

Dr. Mahato's group has access to the 4°C cold room, dark room for film development available in the DRC II. We also have access to other laboratories of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, DRC I. These are modern laboratories, with all the equipment needed for polymer synthesis, purification and characterization, gene cloning, plasmid amplification and purification, formulation, in vitro and in vivo characterization of polymer/DNA complexes. Center for Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine (CDDN) core facilities have many modern equipment facilities including Peptide Synthesis, Flow Cytometry and Quantitative PCR.

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