Wet Lab 1 (located in MEB 2488, 350 sq ft) is equipped for culture, mechanical testing, molecular biology and microscopic analyses of cells and tissues.  Lab 1 equipment includes a Thermoforma incubator, Nuaire laminar flow hood, Olympus inverted microscope with phase contrast, DIC and fluorescence, a color digital camera for microscopy, qPCR equipment, 2 vibration isolation tables, mini- and micro-centrifuges, plate reader capable of absorbance, fluorescence and luminescence detection, shaking water bath, a custom apparatus for viscoelastic mechanical characterization of vascularized collagen gels, A/D hardware/software, PC computers, refrigerator/freezer, -80°C freezer and electronic balance.