The Tissue Regeneration Lab’s primary research space is approximately 1800 square feet of laboratory space housed in the Riverbend Research Lab South. The space is outfit with a chemical fume hood, lab benches and cabinetry, student desk cubicles, chairs, sinks, chemical storage cabinets, compressed air, vacuum lines, and distilled water access. The lab space is equipped with the following:

Cell/Tissue Culture & Cell Analysis

  • 6’ Laminar flow biological safety cabinet
  • 2 Incubators equipped with CO2 supply and automatic sterilization/decontamination cycles
  • Centrifuges
  • Cryogenic storage vessel
  • Refrigerator, -20°C and -80°C freezers
  • EVOS FL Inverted Microscope and Color Imaging System with 10×, 20×, and 40× objectives, and light cubes (DAPI, GFP, Texas Red) for fluorescence and transmitted light applications
  • Absorbance-based microplate reader
  • Fluorometer
  • Thermal cycler
  • Gel electrophoresis apparatus
  • Multi-position stirrer and spinner flasks

Biomaterials Processing

  • 3D printer and bioprinter system
  • Vacuum dessicators for polymer storage
  • Syringe pump
  • Overhead stirrer with paddles and platform
  • Stereomicroscope
  • Contact angle goniometer

 General Lab Equipment

  • Portable pipet aids and  micropipettors
  • Rotating waterbath and bath sonicator
  • pH meter
  • Dry heat blocks and microwave
  • Stirring hotplates and vortex mixer
  • Top-loading and analytical balances
  • Orbital shaker, and platform rocker
  • Printer and networked Dell PC computer workstations with licensed software

 Other shared/available equipment within Riverbend Research Lab South

  • Mettler Toldeo Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
  • Bruker Nanoscope Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)
  • Thermo-Nicolet FTIR Spectrometer
  • Dektak 150 Surface Profiler
  • Kruss DSA100 Drop Shape Analyzer
  • Multi-mode microplate reader with colorimetric, fluorescence, and luminescence capabilities
  • Spectrophotometer
  • Confocal microscope
  • Millipore deionized water filtration system
  • Autoclaves and vacuum oven

As a member of UGA’s Regenerative Bioscience Center (RBC), Dr. Gomillion’s Lab has access to various RBC labs housed within the Rhodes Center for Animal and Dairy Science on the UGA campus, including:

  • Additional cell and tissue culture facilities
  • Histology processing equipment
  • Molecular biology equipment (electrophoresis, and real-time PCR machine)

 Dr. Gomillion’s Lab also has access to the following facilities and equipment at UGA either through existing collaborations or user fees: