Biological Sciences

Contact Information

Kerry Katovich
Associate Professor of Biology
Phone: (262) 472-5132
Location: Upham 309

Equipment & Facilities

The University's convenient location at the southern end of the Kettle Moraine State Forest - as well as on-campus nature preserves, including woodland and prairie areas - offers students opportunities for ecological field studies. Other extraordinary facilities include Upham Hall, which recently underwent a $40-million renovation transforming it into one of the nation's state-of-the-art science centers. The renovated facility features four 60-seat classrooms, one 100-seat lecture hall, one 185-seat lecture hall, wired classrooms, modern research laboratories, and 34,000 square feet of new space. Facilities and lab space include a greenhouse, animal care facility, multiple cold rooms, chemical and cell culture hoods, and numerous -80 degree freezers. Students also have the opportunity to take accredited courses through our international partners in Australia, as well as enroll in multiple travel study courses throughout the United States and abroad.

Equipment - Department of Biological Sciences

Microscopy

Bruker Dimension Icon Atomic Force Microscope with ScanAsyst Bruker Dimension® Icon® Atomic Force Microscope with ScanAsystTM - This state-of-art AFM allows undergraduate researchers to image samples with atomic resolution by 'touching' the sample with a nano tip, as well as conduct numerous other assays. This microscope is also used in our Bionanotechnology course (Bio 496). Find out more »
Olympus IX2-UCB Spinning Disc Confocal Microscope Olympus IX2-UCB Spinning Disc Confocal Microscope - This fluorescence confocal microscope allows undergraduate researchers to image multiple fluorophores in a sample within a single optical plane. This microscope is also used in our Biotech Lab Methods II (Bio 364) course. Find out more »
Olympus BX41 Clinical Microscope Olympus BX41 Clinical Microscope - This fluorescence microscope is housed within our cell culture room and allows undergraduate researchers to monitor cells in culture in real time. Find out more »
Olympus IMT2-RFL Microscope Olympus IMT2-RFL Microscope - This microscope allows undergraduate researchers to image fixed samples with high resolution. This microscope is also used in our Genetics course (Bio 251).
MVX10 MacroView Research Macro Zoom Flourescence Microscope MVX10 MacroView Research Macro Zoom Fluorescence Microscope - This microscope allows undergraduate researchers to image multiple fluorescence signals within whole organisms. This microscope is also used in our Developmental Biology course (Bio 341). Find out more » 
JEOL - JSM-6390LV Scanning Electron Microscope JEOL - JSM-6390LV Scanning Electron Microscope - This microscope allows undergraduate researchers to view samples with high resolution (3nm). Find out more » 

 

Imaging & Scanning

Typhoon FLA 9500

 Typhoon FLA 9500 - is a top-of-the-line variable mode laser scanner with modular access to the optical components, providing both versatile and flexible imaging for precise quantitation of proteins, nucleic acids, and other biomolecules. Find out more >>

ImageQuant LAS 4000  ImageQuant LAS 4000 - is a digital imaging system for sensitive, quantitative imaging of gels, blots, and colonies. ImageQuant LAS 4010 Fully equipped imager that in addition performs ultraviolet (UV) and visible (RGB) fluorescence imaging. Find out more >>
Kodak Gel Logic 2200 Imaging System Kodak Gel Logic 2200 Imaging System - This imaging system allows undergraduate researchers to image gels by producing highly sensitive digital imaging of low light signals, including chemiluminescence and fluorescence. This imaging system is used in our Genetics course (Bio 251).
DigiDoc-It Imaging System DigiDoc-It® Imaging System - This imaging system allows undergraduate researchers to image gels by producing highly sensitive digital imaging for fluorescence, colorimetric, and other assays. Find out more »
BioDoc-It Imaging System BioDoc-It® Imaging System - This imaging system allows undergraduate researchers to produce a basic photo image of their gels for lab book documentation. This imaging system is used in our Genetics course (Bio 251). Find out more »
Nanosight The NanoSight NS500 with DLS  The NanoSight NS500 Instrument with DLS - provides an easy-to-use, reproducible platform for specific and general nanoparticle characterization.With the NS500 you can analyze the presence, size distribution, concentration and fluorescence of all types of nanoparticles from 10nm to 2000nm depending on the instrument configuration and sample type. Find out more >>

 

 

DNA Amplification

Applied Biosystems 7300 Real-Time PCR System Applied Biosystems 7300 Real-Time PCR System - This real-time PCR instrument allows undergraduate researchers to monitor DNA amplification as it is occurring and perform a wide variety of other assays by using advanced multicolor detection capabilities. This instrument is used in our Biotech Lab Methods I course (Bio 254). Find out more »
Applied Biosystems GeneAmp PCR System 2700 Applied Biosystems GeneAmp PCR System 2700 - This PCR instrument enables undergraduate researchers to amplify their DNA of interest. This instrument is used in our Genetics course (Bio 251) and Biotech Lab Methods I (Bio 254).

 

Spectrophotometry

Glomax Multi Plus Detection System Glomax Multi + Dectection System is a modular, easy to use and cost effective multimode reader that allows undergraduate students to detect luminescence, fluorescence, and absorbance. 
Thermo Scientific Nanodrop 2000 Spectrophotometer Thermo Scientific Nanodrop 2000 Spectrophotometer - This micro-volume spectrophotometer allows undergraduate researchers to measure the absorbance of 1-2μl volume samples to determine nucleic acid, protein, and other concentrations with high sensitivity. This instrument is used in our Genetics course (Bio 251) and Biotech Lab Methods I course (Bio 254). Find out more »
Thermo Scientific Nanodrop 3300 Spectrophotometer Thermo Scientific Nanodrop 3300 Spectrophotometer - This micro-volume spectrophotometer allows undergraduate researchers to measure the emission of 1-2μl volume samples to aid in characterization, microscopy, and other applications. Find out more »
Beckman DU 640 Spectrometer Beckman DU 640 Spectrometer - This traditional spectrophotometer enables undergraduate researchers to determine the absorbance of a diverse set of samples for various applications. This instrument is used in our Biotech Lab Methods I course (Bio 254).
Hofer DNA Quant 200 Fluorometer Hofer DNA Quant 200 Fluorometer - This instrument allows undergraduate researchers to determine DNA and RNA concentrations of samples. Find out more » 

 

Flow Cytometry

Hofer DNA Quant 200 Fluorometer The BD Accuri C6 - is a personal flow cytometer that is easy to use, simple to maintain, and affordable.The analytical power and versatility of today's laser-based flow cytometry systems have unlocked the mysteries of cell biology and empowered entirely new fields of research. As a result, flow cytometry has become a staple of modern laboratories around the world. Innovations in ease of use reflected in the BD Accuri C6 make these powerful capabilities more accessible to a new generation of flow cytometry users. Find out more >>

 

Cell Culture

NuAire Cell Culture Hood NuAire Cell Culture Hood - This piece of equipment allows undergraduate researchers to culture their eukaryotic cells for various experiments and assays. It is used in our Biotech Lab Methods II course (Bio 364).
Labconco Purifier Class II Biosafety Cabinet Labconco Purifier Class II Biosafety Cabinet (delta series) - This hood provides undergraduate researchers with a sterile environment to prepare media, dishes, and other samples. This hood is used in our Genetics course (Bio 251) and Biotech Lab Methods I course (Bio 254). Find out more »

 

Centrifugation

Beckman L7-65 Ultracentifuge Beckman L7-65 Ultracentrifuge - This water cooled ultracentrifuge allows undergraduate researchers the ability to separate plasmid DNA or other samples requiring high g force. Find out more »
Eppendorf Centrifuge 5804R Eppendorf Centrifuge 5804R - This refrigerated bench top centrifuge allows undergraduate researchers to separate a high (volume) range of samples for general applications. Find out more »
Fisher Scientific Accu Spin R Centrifuge Fisher Scientific Accu Spin R Centrifuge - This centrifuge offers undergraduate researchers a compact, high speed centrifuge for general laboratory applications. Find out more »

 

Chromatography

Biorad BioLogic Biofrac Fraction Collector BioRad BioLogic BioFrac Fraction Collector - This chromatography system brings high performance, versatility, and ease of use, to allow undergraduate researchers to perform biomolecule purification. Find out more »

Location

College of Letters & Sciences
Laurentide Hall 4100
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Resources For

Faculty/Staff Contact

Office of the Dean
Rebecca Reichert
Phone: (262) 472-1621
E-mail: reicherr@uww.edu

Student Contact

Advising Office
Phone: (262) 472-1550
E-mail: lsadvise@uww.edu

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