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Workshop on Experimental Design and Techniques for the Use of Animals, Tissues, and Cells in Biological/Biomedical Research

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Rationale and Goals for the Workshop: As Core Facility Directors, during our work with many students, technicians and faculty members, we have often encountered situations where experiments are not designed properly or specimens are not prepared properly. This often leads to artifacts and improperly interpreted data resulting in wasted time and cell, tissue, animal, and financial resources. The goal of the workshop is to provide information on the proper design and implementation of research projects that involve cells, tissues, and/or animals.

Date: May 23 and 24
Time: 9AM to 5PM (Lunch Provided)
Location:         

May 23 – Room 114, Public Health Research Center

May 24 – BI Classroom, School of Medicine

For further information contact Bob Price (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Trannie Simmons (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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Tentative Schedule

Workshop1a

May 23 (Monday – PHRC 114)

8:30-9:00  Registration
9-9:15 Overview of CCCR COBRE Program (Dr. Frank Berger)
9:15 -9:45 IACUC Considerations and Approval Process (Dr. Shayne Barlow)
9:45-10:30 Tissue Biorepository: Usefulness in Research, What’s Available, How to Obtain Samples (Dr. David Reisman)
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:15 Proper Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis Issues (Dr. Edsel Peña)
12:15-1:00 Lunch (Provided)
1:00-2:30 Proper Techniques for Handling/Sacrificing Animals (Dr. Marj Peña)
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-3:15 Basics of Fluorescence (Dr. Bob Price)
3:15-4:30 Sample Preparation for Molecular Techniques (DNA, RNA, Proteins) (Dr. Jay Potts)
4:30-5:30 Tour of GSR Animal Facilities

Workshop1b

May 24 (Tuesday – School of Medicine B1 Classroom)

9:00-10:30 Specimen Preparation for Cell Sorting Techniques (Dr. Udai Singh)
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Use of Microarrays and the Microarray Facility (Dr. Diego Altomare)
12:00-12:45 Lunch (Provided)
12:45-2:00

Fixation and Processing of Cells and Tissues for Light, Confocal, and Electron Microscopy (Dr. Bob Price)

2:00-2:15 Break
2:15-3:30 Fixation and Processing of Cells and Tissues for Light, Confocal, and Electron Microscopy - continued
3:30-4:00 Tour of Instrumentation Resource Facility

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