Carilion’s Research Laboratory, located at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital, is a 2,000–square–feet facility housing modern scientific equipment and software applicable for a wide variety of research pursuits.
The Research Laboratory has been designed to support multiple groups or teams of researchers with 6 full bays, thus fostering a “community” environment that encourages scientists to interact and share resources. The Lab is available as flexible space to all Carilion Investigators and their collaborators to conduct research projects.
With multiple, large laminar air flow cabinets for containment, the Research Laboratory is fully capable of supporting research endeavors involving techniques such as mammalian cell culture, blood and tissue processing, and immunological studies. Ultra low freezers and liquid nitrogen cryopreservation are available onsite.
Additionally, the Lab is well–appointed with the latest technology for molecular and genetic studies of all cell types; including but not limited to extraction of nucleic acids and proteins, electrophoresis, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), preparation and purification of samples for various downstream applications. A wide array of Microbiology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology projects can be readily accommodated in the Lab.