Scott Wood — NanoScience and NanoEngineering

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

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.

Figure: Wet bench space in CBEC used for molecular biology and cellular manipulation.

Nano Science and Engineering PhD Program
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
501 E. St. Joseph St, Rapid City, SD, 57701
Nano SE PhD Info   Tel: 605-394-5268