The Department of Cell Systems & Anatomy occupies 34,000 square feet of research and office space in addition to teaching space. The Department and its research laboratories are a biotechnological resource available for qualified scientists in the University, state and region.
The laboratories house instrumentation for a world class facility that is available for Optical Imaging of all kinds:
- digitized video microscopy;
- confocal microscopy
- fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy,
- multiphoton excitation microscopy.
A shared cell/tissue culture facility serves the tissue culture requirements of the Department. It contains hoods for sterile culture, inverted microscopes, incubators and cell microinjection equipment. A complete dishwashing, sterilization facility and cold room supports the facility.
Instrumentation for modern cell and molecular biological research is widely available in the Department, including equipment for preparative and ultracentrifugation; gel electrophoresis, high performance liquid chromatography and fast protein liquid chromatography; spectrophotometry and spectrofluorophotometer; scintillation counting; calorimetry; autoradiography; immunocytochemistry; radioimmunoassay; membrane and protein purification; DNA cloning and sequencing (gel scanners, phosphorimager); in situ hybridization and other techniques of modern tissue, cell and molecular biology.
CSA Faculty belong to other UT Health Center, Centers & Institutes:
|The Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies (BARSHOP)|
|Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute (GCCRI)|
|Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson|
|Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases|
|South Texas Research Facility (STRF)||Research Imaging Institute (RII)|