Chemistry & Biochemistry

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The biochemists in the Department study important problems from aging processes, enzyme structure and function, breast cancer and diet and heart disease using state of the art techniques.

Dr. Momand checks a sample

Arabidopsis plants growing in the lab.

Student performing a differential display experiment to clone genes that exhibit a change in expression as Arabidopsis plants enter the reproductive phase of life.

Graduate student examining differential display results in preparation for PCR amplification of the age-regulated gene fragments.

Undergraduate research student loading an agarose gel with analytical restriction digests of potential antioxidant transgene clones.

Undergraduate students use an ultracentrifuge to fractionate blood serum.

Dr. Jamil Momand is showing a graduate student how to load a gel electrophoresis apparatus

A graduate is using a spectrophotometer to determine the protein concentration of a sample.

A CSLA graduate student is culturing human breast cancer cells in a tissue culture hood in the laboratory of Dr. Jamil Momand.

Dr. Jamil Momand, is placing a sample into a refrigerated clinical centrifuge to concentrate cancer cells.

A graduate student, is using an inverted Leica microscope to inspect cancer cells.

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