Research Facilities

The department is housed in the Gordon H. Scott Hall of Basic Medical Sciences, the site for both medical and graduate student instruction. Located in the 110-acre Detroit Medical Center, Scott Hall is near the Karmanos Cancer Institute, the C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development, the Shiffman Medical Library, and six hospitals. Research equipment and facilities in the Department include a zebrafish housing and husbandry facility, an imaging facility that includes research-grade microscopes and imaging software, a three laser flow cytometer for profiling cell populations, PCR machines, high-speed and ultracentrifuges, and Biosafety Level 2 laboratories suitable for work with pathogenic bacteria and viruses.

We also have convenient access to institutional animal rooms, the Wayne State Microscopy, Imaging, & Cytometry Resources facility, nucleic acid and other molecular analytic resources at the Applied Genomics Technology Center, and the IEHS Proteomics Core Facility and other core facilities.