Facilities

Currently the DOMS occupies 5,000 square feet of laboratory space within the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation.  Resources include state of the art equipment for experimental and computational biomechanics, molecular biology, cell culture, image analysis, and cellular electrophysiology.

Major equipment includes three cell culture facilities, dedicated darkroom with digital microscopic imaging and gel documentation facilities, HPLC, equipment for histomorphometric analysis of hard and soft tissue, Interlaken servohydraulic and Instron materials testing machines and a fully supported computer network for data analysis, and graphic presentation.  The DOMS also has a surgical suite suitable for small animal surgery, cadaveric specimen preparation, and demonstration of surgical techniques.

Areas within the DOMS Lab space are dedicated to the following:

  • Biomechanics
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Tissue Culture
  • Histomorphometry
  • Image Analysis
  • Fluorescent Microscopy
  • Electrophysiology
  • Computer Modeling


Additionally, all departmental members have access to four mass spectrometers, flow cytometry and flow sorting, automated sequencing, histological services, real time PCR, confocal microscopy, laser dissection microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, DNA array analysis, and custom DNA and protein array synthesis through COM core facilities.