Scientists at the CTBR conduct research utilizing cell models, animal models and human subjects. The facilities at the CTBR are able to support diverse research activities including metabolomics, biochemistry and molecular biology, and cell biology and pathology. Facilities for metabolomics study include a state-of-the-art metabolomics platform featuring an Agilent HPLC/TOF-MS system and a Leco GC/TOF-MS, Agilent LC2D HPLC systems, and Buchi Sepacore preparative chromatography.
Facilities for biochemistry and molecular biology include Applied Biosystems 9700 PCR System and 7500 real-time PCR System, Hoefer 2D Gel Electrophoresis System, Fujifilm Luminescent Image Analyzer LAS4000 System, Biotek Microplate Reader, Berthold LUMAT LB9507 Luminometer, Termo Nanodrop 200 spectrophotometer, Bio-Rad Electroperation System, Beckman Optima Max XP Ulrtacentrifuge, and Sorvall WX-80 Ultracentrifuge.
The facilities for cell biology and pathology include Zeiss LSM 700 confocal microscope, Olympus BX51 and 1X715 Fluorescent Microscopes/Imaging Systems, Nikon Eclipse 55i Microscope/Imaging System, Leica CM1850 Cryostat Microtome, Thermo HM450 Sliding Microtome, and TBS TEC-120 Tissue Embedding Center. Cell culture facilities include Nauire Biological Safety Cabinets and CO2 Incubators. The CTBR also facilitated with general laboratory equipment, including low-speed/high-speed centrifuges, tissue homogenizers, -80°C freezers, autoclave machine, freezing dryer, water purification systems, etc.