The Cellular Molecular Biology Resource Center is located in the Biotechnology Building, 4-2-774. We are conveniently located back to back from the Biology Stockroom and provide general and specialized services for the Biology Department.
Our main function is the laboratory preparation of microbiology and molecular biology courses within the department. The Cellular Molecular Biology Prep-room, (CMB), also provides specialized material that the Biology Stockroom does not stock or order as culture media, animal blood, needles and syringes, bacteriological stains.
To prepare for the diverse course offerings the CMB employs undergraduate student lab assistants and graduate students. These undergraduate students are either straight wage or work study students that have applied for the job, interviewed and have undergone laboratory and safety training. Graduate students who generally teach the Microbiology and Molecular Biology courses are responsible to work five hours a week in the CMB prep room and oversee course preparation for their class. For these students, work will consist of media and solution preparation, collecting supplies and miscellaneous lab materials as equipment and glassware, the set up and take down of lab classes. They also see the room is made ready with general lab supplies and check that discard carts are supplied with appropriate disposal containers for hazardous waste. All hazardous waste is removed after each laboratory and brought to the CMB for processing.
Eloise Pro, the CMB technician, is responsible for this area and who oversees course preparation, supervises students, orders supplies, maintains course budget, chemical and equipment inventory, quality control, repairs and safety. There are seven other biology technicians in the department that contribute their time and expertise to help this area run very efficiently.
the CMB, is the Hazardous Waste Disposal and dishwashing facility.
Located in this area are two autoclaves. The large autoclave will
hold multiple bins, animal cages, or many baskets. The regular sized
autoclave is for general loads. A functional automatic dishwasher
that is used to clean laboratory glassware and test tubes is located
in the same room.
For courses offered in the current quarter, please check the schedule of classes.
The CMB area has always pride itself as a resource center. Not only functioning as a great teaching and working area for students, but it also known for its resourcefulness and networking abilities. Through these efforts with local and state wide scientific companies, hospitals and laboratories we have received donations of various prepared media, powered media, chemicals, equipments and diagnostic kits. All of these donations are not entirely utilized by the CMB area. The biology department is welcome to stop by and check out our donations. Click here for the newest donation list.
If your company would like to donate items to be used for educational purposes and receive a Acceptance of Gift letter from the department for official tax receipt of donations, please contact Eloise Pro at (909) 869-4070 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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