At the core of CMMT is our pursuit of interdisciplinary and interdepartmental scientific relationships and approaches to research.
Our facilities were designed with a view that CMMT personnel would interact in the use and upkeep of the shared core equipment and facilities to save valuable laboratory space and reduce cost. These shared resources include four tissue culture rooms, two seminar rooms, three cold rooms, two autoclaves, plate pouring and media preparation room, chemical preparation rooms, dedicated radiation labs, a microscope imaging room, and two computer rooms.
Two staff members operate a glasswash facility that handles all the daily glass and plastic ware washing and sterilization needs of CMMT labs. Core shared equipment includes a phosphorimaging and chemiluminescent imaging system, various microscopes and histology systems, centrifuges and incubators, gel documentation systems, film developers, a scintillation counter, and spectrophotometers.
New equipment and systems purchased and available for shared use include a high-end multipurpose imaging microscope (including 3D digital deconvolution), an ABI Prism 7000 Sequence Detection Real-Time PCR system, a Colony Array Robotics workstation, a Licor Odyssey imaging system, a Biospecific HPLC, and a high-throughput liquid handling robotics system. Interactions between CMMT researchers and their collaborators are enhanced via an ISDN based video conferencing facility located in the 3rd floor conference room. Shared core equipment and facilities at the CMMT receive ongoing maintenance, renovations and refinements to improve operational efficiency and to meet the needs of the CMMT research community. These resources are generally made available for use by the CFRI research community.
Adjacent to the CMMT is the Chan Centre for Family Health. This centre includes two seminar rooms, a boardroom, kitchen and lunch facilities, a graduate student study area, and a 202-seat auditorium. The Child & Family Research Institute has provided investigators at the site with a fully equipped Reading Room. CMMT faculty members have made generous donations to the Reading Room collection and have played an integral role in the set up and maintenance of this shared facility.
For your convenience, we have set up a service contact form. Please feel free to use this form to contact us regarding our laboratory services.