Microbiology & Molecular Biology Dry Laboratories

Welcome to the Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration (IC2R3). We invite you to visit us and our new Microbiology and Molecular Biology Dry Laboratories, located in Summerland Key, FL. Our facility is equipped with a variety of instruments, ample bench space, and laboratory assistance upon request (please see Dr. Abigail Clark’s bio or below). A comprehensive list of our equipment is provided below. Flow-through seawater systems are also available onsite for short- and long-term experimental use. To discuss your research needs or to inquire about bench fees, please contact Dr. Erinn Muller (emuller@mote.org).

Equipment available to visiting scientists and Mote staff:

  • qPCR machine (LightCycler® 480)
  • microplate reader (Synergy H1 Hybrid Multi-Mode)
  • spectrophotometer (NanoDrop™ One)
  • thermocyclers (Mastercycler® pro)
  • gel electrophoresis system
  • microcentrifuge
  • centrifuge
  • vacuum pressure pump
  • orbital shaker, with and without incubator
  • water circulator
  • table-top autoclave
  • balance
  • microscopes
  • incubator
  • drying oven
  • benchtop pH meter
  • vortex
  • hotplate/stir plate
  • -80°C freezer
  • 4°C refrigerator
  • laminar flow hood
  • fume hood

If interested in visiting the IC2R3 dry laboratories, please complete the form below.  

Staff Biologist, Dr. Abigail Clark, joined the Mote Marine Laboratory in January 2018. While completing her dissertation on lobster disease, she organized Dr. Donald Behringer’s molecular laboratory at the University of Florida. Clark managed inventory, trained personnel, developed a research and diagnostic tool, as well as processed tissue samples using various molecular techniques (e.g., DNA extractions, PCR, qPCR). If you would like assistance in maintaining experiments or processing samples at IC2R3, please contact Dr. Clark at aclark@mote.org.

IC2R3 Dry Lab Accommodations

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