Dr. Wood manages the mechano-biology and bio-mechanics laboratory, as well as the cell culture facility in the Nano-Biophotonics laboratory.
Nano BioMechanics and MechanoBiology Proteomics laboratory: Dedicated wet bench lab space (~200 sq ft) within a shared, mixed-use biology laboratory suite (~1,000 sq ft) in the Chemical & Biological Engineering / Chemistry (CBEC) building at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. This space is equipped with a sink, vacuum and gas lines, a labware dishwasher, microtube centrifuges, analytical and portable balances, a pH meter, heated stir plates, a BioTek™ Epoch™ 2 Microplate Spectrophotometer, a compact microbiological incubator for protein quantification assays, a dry block microtube heater, a high-speed microtube centrifuge, and protein electrophoresis equipment including a Bio-Rad Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra vertical electrophoresis system, a Bio-Rad Trans-Blot® Turbo™ Transfer System, an EMD-Millipore SNAP i.d.® 2.0 Protein Detection System, and a dual platform rocking shaker. Dr. Wood has access to a dark room equipped with a PROTEC ECOMAX Tabletop Film Processor in the Electrical Engineering/Physics (EEP) building which is used to develop immunoblots. Other equipment in the CBEC laboratory suite which Dr. Wood has access to includes a laminar flow biosafety cabinet, a Molecular Devices SpectraMax® i3 Multi-Mode microplate reader, a high-speed tabletop centrifuge, shaking incubators for microbial growth, a ThermoScientific NanoDrop 1000 Spectrophotometer, a real-time PCR thermal cycler, a ThermoScientific SPECTRONIC 200™ spectrophotometer, a ductless fume hood, freezers and refrigerators, a chemical hood, and a 4 °C cold room (~50 sq ft). There is access to wet ice and a stock room for general lab consumables, chemical reagents, and liquid nitrogen in the building as well.