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Departmental Facilities

Computer Lab

Contact: Anthony Gomez, [email protected] (212) 854-7026

Apple iMac (2) Apple Mudd 705
Canon CanoScan 5600F (2) Flatbed Scanner Mudd 705
Dell Optiplex 3020 (2) PC Mudd 705
Dell Precision T3500 PC Mudd 705
Fujitsu Esprimo Confocal Microscope Analysis PC Mudd 705
Microtek ScanMaker i900 Flatbed Scanner Mudd 705
Nikon LS-2000 Slide Scanner Mudd 705
Xerox Colorcube 8570 Color Printer Mudd 705
Xerox Colorcube 8580 Color Printer Mudd 705


High-Performance Computing

The Department of Biological Sciences participates in the High-Performance Computing Facility on the Morningside campus.


Imaging Facility

Contact: Aaron Choi [email protected] (Kalderon lab) and Dr. Chen Katz [email protected] (Prives lab)

Nikon Diaphot 300 Fluorescence Microscope Fairchild 1002E
Zeiss LSM 800 Confocal Microscope Fairchild 1002E
Zeiss LSM 700 Confocal Microscope Fairchild 1002E


Molecular Biology Facility

Contact: Shuang Feng, [email protected]

Applied Biosystems StepOne Plus Real-time PCR Fairchild 1111
Applied Biosystems StepOne Plus Real-time PCR Fairchild 1111
Applied Biosystems 7300 Real-time PCR Fairchild 1111
GE Healthcare Typhoon FLA 7000 PhosphorImager Fairchild 1111


Proteomics Facility

Contact: Dr. Lewis Brown, [email protected]   (646) 558-0007

Agilent 7890B Gas Chromatograph Gas Chromatograph Mudd 740
Agilent 5977A Mass Spectrometer Mass Spectrometer Mudd 740
Applied Biosystems Voyager De Pro MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometer Mudd 740
Matrix Science Mascot Proteomics Database Server 2.5.1 Database Mudd 740
Matrix Science Mascot Distiller 2.5.1 Database Mudd 740
Rosetta Biosoftware Elucidator Protein Expression Data Analysis Data Analysis System Mudd 740
Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Q Exactive HF  Mass Spectrometer Mudd 740
Waters Synapt G2 HDMS Mass Spectrometer Mudd 740
Waters Nano Acquity Ultra Performance LC Liquid Chromatography Mudd 740
Waters ProteinLynx Global Server Mass-Informatics Platform Mudd 740


Fairchild 8th Floor Facility

BD Biosciences FACS Calibur Cell Sorter Fairchild 823
Berthold Lumat LB9501 Luminometer Fairchild 823
LICOR Odyssey Infra-red Scanner Fairchild 823


X-ray Film Developers

Kodak SRX-101A X-ray Film Developer Fairchild 819B
Konica SRX-101A X-ray Film Developer Fairchild 1109


Additional Departmental Equipment

Contact for Gene Pulser Xcell Total System: Dr. Susan Liao, [email protected]
Contact for 10x Chromium Controller: Jamie N. Woych, [email protected]

Amaxa Nucleofector DNA Tranfection Device Mudd 738
Beckman LS 6500 Scintillation Counter Fairchild 720
BioRad Labs 1652660 Gene Pulser Xcell Total System Fairchild 916
Wallac 1450 Trilux Detector Plate Scintillation Counter Fairchild 1106
10x Genomics 10x Chromium Controller Microfluidics Instrument Fairchild 1025

The Biology Stockroom 

Biology Stockroom Inventory List (PDF)  To be updated on 9/12/2018

Biology Stockroom 
530 West 120th Street
Room 212 Schapiro Center
New York, NY 10027 

Stockroom Phone: (212) 854-4046 

The Stockroom is open 9 am - 1 pm and 2 - 5 pm. (The stockroom is closed for lunch from 1 - 2 pm.)


Listed below are links to various forms, which you might find useful. If there is a form that you would like added to this list, please contact the webmaster.

Biological Sciences Listservs

Department members should consider subscribing to one or more of our listservs.  The listserv updates usually include event announcements and opportunities.

  • Biology Employees
  • Biology Announcements
  • Biology Postdocs
  • Biology PhD Students
  • Biology and Related Majors (undergraduate)
  • Biology Faculty
  • Biology Teaching Faculty
  • Biology TAs

To join a Biology listserv, please email [email protected] with your request.


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  • Administrators may: Create instructor accounts and courses and review usage statistics across courses
  • Instructors may: Create assignments, set parameters for students to upload document for plagiarism detection and monitor originality report for student submission (TAs requesting access for a course must obtain the approval of the course instructor)
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    If you are interested in this service, please email Sarah [email protected] with your request.

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Business Office

Department of Biological Sciences
500 Fairchild Center
Mail Code 2401
Columbia University
1212 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027

Academic Office

Department of Biological Sciences
600 Fairchild Center
Mail Code 2402
Columbia University
1212 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
[email protected]
212 854-4581