416 Health and Human Sciences Building
4121 Little Savannah Road
Cullowhee, NC 28723
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Laboratories & Equipment

The Mosquito and Vector-Borne Infectious Disease Facility is physically located within the College of Health and Human Sciences Building. The main laboratory is located on the 4th floor (Room 439). The Arthropod Containment Laboratory is also located nearby. We have the capability to combine both field and laboratory based studies on La Crosse encephalitis and other vector-borne disease. In addition, the laboratory now has the facilities to safely rear and identify wild-caught mosquitoes. 

Research capacities include:

  • Microscopy
  • Nucleic Acid Amplification (PCR)
  • Cell Culture
  • Geographic Information Systems (ArcGIS)
  • Field Collection Methods

DNA Sequencing is available “in house” through collaboration the WCU Forensic Science program.

Laboratory and field equipment include:

  • Autoclave
  • Biosafety Cabinets
  • Centrifuges
  • Chemical Hoods
  • Chill Table
  • Fluorometer
  • Incubators and Waterbaths
  • Microdissection Equipment
  • Microscopes 
  • Mixers
  • PCR and Gel Electrophoresis
  • RAMP Test Reader (Immunofluorescence Reader)
  • Spectrophotometers
  • Traps (e.g., CDC Light Traps, BG-Sentinel, Fay Prince, and Gravid Traps)
  • Ultralow Freezer
  • UV Transilluminator and Gel Documentation System

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