Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Laboratory
Dr. Marie van der Merwe is the director of the University of Memphis Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Laboratory. The laboratory is approximately 1500 square feet and is well-equipped, including a cell and tissue culture room, a microscopy room, and a large area with equipment to explore the cellular and biochemical responses of both human and animal samples (e.g., blood, urine, and tissue). Standard equipment for processing, storing, and analyzing samples are available including: refrigerators, freezers, incubators, water baths, shakers, centrifuges, pipettes, balances and a pH meter. Additionally, equipment for gel electrophoresis, western blotting, and RT-PCR are available.