As a forensic science student you will use state-of-the-art facilities in the Natural Sciences and Stillwell Buildings. Modern scientific equipment and instrumentation is available in each of the related programs for you to obtain hands-on experience in forensic techniques.  The DNA Research Laboratories at WCU are cutting-edge and include dedicated DNA extraction and amplification spaces. 

DNA Amplification Laboratory

Some of the instrumentation housed in the Forensic Science Laboratories includes:

  • Applied Biosystems 3130 xl Capillary Electrophoresis DNA Sequencer

  • Applied Biosystems 7000 Real-Time PCR System
  • Applied Biosystems 7500 Real-Time PCR Systems

  • 2 Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzers


  • Illumina MiSeq DNA Sequencer

Erin Burnside - Illumina MiSeq DNA Sequencer


  • Illumina Genome Analyzer IIx


Illumina GAIIx DNA Sequencer


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