Research Bench Lab

Center for Infectious Disease Research Shared Resources

The mission of the Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR) is to enhance research efforts that focus on understanding the molecular mechanisms of host-microbe interactions and pathogenesis related to infection with all types of microorganisms, viruses, fungi or parasites. These efforts also include programs to define microbial and host factors contributing to disease resistance or susceptibility, host recognition of foreign materials and the innate and adaptive immune responses following exposure to infectious organisms.

Equipment and Accessibility Information

QP Expression Colony Picking Robot (Genetix)
This piece of equipment is available after training; user must supply all consumables 

Gel documentation system: Alphalmager (Alpha Innotech)
This piece of equipment is available after a training session

Ultrasonic liquid process: Sonicator 3000
This piece of equipment is available after a training session

Suspension array system: Bio-Plex 200 system with Bioplex Pro II wash station (BioRad)
This piece of equipment is available after a training session; user must supply all consumables
Benchtop ultracentrifuge: Optima TLX (Beckman)
This piece of equipment is available after a training session

French Press
This piece of equipment is available after a training session

Bio-Rad CFX Real Time PCR system
This piece of equipment is available after a training session and subject to availability; user must supply all consumables

Nano Drop One
This piece of equipment is available after a training session and subject to availability

Contact Information

Location

TBRC third floor, east wing

Primary Contacts

Christopher Kristich, PhD, Director
(414) 955-4141
ckristich@mcw.edu

Renee Penoske
(414) 955-4188
rpenoske@mcw.edu