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Cal Poly Pomona

Facilities

Laboratories and Clinic

Facilities for Lease

The following facilities are available for leasing. Contact Ms. Wendy Nasmyth for information.

Kellogg Gym (Bldg. 43)
Darlene May Gym (Bldg. 41)
Activity Fields
Tennis Courts

Pool (Under ASI - part of the BRIC Project)

 

An Exercise Biochemistry Laboratory is housed in 43-103A.  The purpose of the lab is:

1.   To advance faculty’s scholarly opportunity and to provide faculty’s research with laboratory space for grant submission and peer-review publication

2.   To meet external funding agency’s requirements that the Principle Investigator has adequate lab space and equipment to perform his proposed research in order to obtain funding the NIH-SCORE and NIH R zero 1 awards as well as non-government foundation award (i.e., the Chung’s Foundation; Am Diabetes Association; McNeil Nutritional Inc., etc)

3.   To provide laboratory opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students and b) to enhance student’s “learn by doing” experience with lab or activity.

4.   To provide lab opportunity for student research  (both undergraduate and graduate) and faculty-student research.

The basic equipment located in the lab: is a Centrifuge, Plate reader, and two PC computers.

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The major portion of the Exercise Physiology Laboratory (EPL) is housed in 43-107.  This room is used as an instructional laboratory for exercise physiology and motor learning classes.  It contains 15 desks in the middle of the room that serves as a lecture/demonstration area.  Laboratory facilities and equipment (sink, counter, storage cabinets, treadmill, bikes, weights and other laboratory equipment) occupy space around the sides of the room.  Because the space required for most of the activities occur in an instructional laboratory, 15 is the maximum number of students that can be accommodated in this facility at one time.  Since classes are in session in this room much of the time, it is frequently not available for independent research by faculty or graduate students.  The addition of one or two small rooms suitable for conducting physiological tests would be most helpful as this would allow research projects to be conducted at the same time classes are being held in 43-107.

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A classroom (43-108) was converted into a faculty office and the Integrative Biology of Exercise Laboratory, which is primarily used for faculty research.  This facility was funded by the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences along with a federal grant, which is shared with CSU San Marcos.  The purpose of the lab is to investigate molecular aspects of exercise adaptations on both normal and pathological functions in cardiovascular and skeletal muscle physiology.  Some of the equipment includes state of the art instruments of cellular and molecular biology analysis such as cell culture cabinet and incubator, water baths, autoclave machine, refrigerator, two freezers -20° C and -80° C, icemaker, spectrophotometer, and polymerase chain reaction machine.

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The Biomechanics Laboratory is located in 41-10A, which is a classroom that has been converted into a faculty office and a computer lab which consists of 16 computers (8 lap tops), 6 digital camcorders for filming, and the Dartfish computer software program (16 programs).  There is also a Biomechanics Research Laboratory located in building 4, room A645 in the College of Science.  The Dean of Science supported this conversion knowing that KHP would soon be moved to the college and the research completed in the lab would benefit the college.  In this research lab there are 2 AMTI force plates and amplifiers, run technologies EMG system, Vicon MX system with 4 MX +3 cameras, 2 T10 cameras, 3 Dell desktop computers, and BioPac fNIRS system for measuring brain blood flow.  The majority of this equipment was bought with start-up funds for new faculty.

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The Psychophysiology Laboratory is located in 41-11 which is two converted faculty offices: a subject room in which participants perform experimental tasks and an equipment room which houses the data-acquisition system, bioamplifiers and other instruments and equipment. The laboratory is equipped with several Grass bioamplifiers, which are suitable for the measurement of a variety of bioelectrical signals such as the electromyogram (muscle tension/activity), electrocardiogram (heart’s electrical activity), electroencephalogram (brain waves), and skin conductance, an index of sweat-gland activity. The lab is also equipped with a carbon dioxide analyzer, which is used for assessing hyperventilation and respiration rate, and automated blood pressure monitors. Multiple channels of physiological data may be digitally acquired at high sampling rates (e.g., >1,000 per second) via a National Instruments data-acquisition system controlled by custom-designed LabVIEW software. The laboratory also has software for calculating a measure of cardiac parasympathetic activity, called respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA), from heart-period data as well as software for assessing hyperventilation from carbon-dioxide data. Four graduate students are currently involved in research in the laboratory. Recent research projects include a study of parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system control of heart rate during recovery from light- and moderate-intensity aerobic exercise, and a cross-sectional study comparing aerobically active and sedentary individuals on the muscular activation in the upper back during psychologically stressful computer work. It is hypothesized that aerobically active individuals will exhibit lower muscular tension during a psychologically stress data-entry task than their sedentary counterparts. The results will have implications for work-related musculoskeletal disorders, especially among computer workers.

 

We are now experiencing a lack of storage space for laboratory equipment.  Since not all of our equipment is in use at all times, we need space to store that equipment.  As a result of growth over the years, space that had originally been provided for storage when the building was built has been usurped for office or other use and is no longer available for storage. 

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