Sustainable Laboratory Certified Labs

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Zhang Laboratory MSRB III Room 3240

9/19/2017

My laboratory is broadly interested in CRISPR biology and mechanism. We will use Neisseria species as our model system, and E. coli and human cells as additional platforms. We employ complementary biochemical, microbiological, genetic and genomic approaches. We are also interested in working with the broader scientific community to develop and apply novel CRISPR-based tools to tackle diverse biological questions.  We employ molecular biology and cell culture techniques and use supporting equipment.  Waste generated is disposed of following EHS guidelines.

“We joined the ChEM reuse program to help decrease the necessity for buying and disposing of laboratory chemicals and equipment. We recycle all cardboards and Styrofoam from our packages. We have also implemented energy-saving measures for our biosafety cabinets and centrifuges. We also joined the pipet tip box-recycling program and are currently recycling all our used pipet tip boxes.”

Max Gramelspacher, Laboratory Technician

Beer Laboratory Cancer Center Room 6431

9/19/2017

Ours is a molecular biology lab focusing on the identification of genes involved in the progression of both lung cancer and esophageal cancer and in chemo resistance of esophageal cancer.  We routinely perform DNA, RNA, and protein isolations to use in real time PCR analysis and western blotting.  We also use transection and transformation reactions to clone genes to be used in cell culture.  We perform cell cycle analyses and cell viability assays to test the effects of chemotherapy drugs on human cells in vitro. We also carry out mouse examples using PDX NSG mice.  Waste generated is disposed of following EHS guidelines.

“We have switched to reloadable pipette tip systems and joined the ChEM reuse program to help decrease the necessity for buying and disposing of laboratory chemicals. We recycle all Styrofoam that comes in our shipments, and have implemented energy-saving measures for our fume hoods and biosafety cabinets. We donated unwanted stuff to ChEM resue program.  We switched Gel Red as a safer product in place of toxic EtBr”.

Zhuwen Wang, Laboratory Manager

Lumeng Laboratory BSRB Rooms 2728, 2718

9/18/2017

Current research projects in the lab are focused on understanding the function of leukocytes in adipose tissue and the mechanisms by which they activate obesity.  Animal models of obesity are utilized to explore how the manipulation of inflammatory cell function impacts nutrient metabolism (e.g. insulin resistance). We employ a wide range of in vitro, in vivo, and advanced imaging modalities to characterize adipose tissue inflammation.  We employ molecular biology and cell culture techniques and carry out our work with associated equipment. Waste generated is disposed of following EHS guidelines.

To support a sustainable lab, we power off and unplug equipment not in use and turn lights off at the end of the day.  We’ve raised the temperature on our ULT freezer to -70C and keep the sash shut on our fume hood to conserve energy. We’ve adopted green chemistry principles by switching from Ethidium Bromide to Gel Red. Recycling is also very important to the lab. Jen DelProposto, Lab Manager

Singer Laboratory

9/18/2017

Current research projects in the lab are focused pathogenesis of obesity-induced inflammation and the progression from this chronic inflammatory state to insulin resistance and diabetes.  Our lab uses flow cytometry, qPCRs, cell culture, histology, glucose tolerance tests, and assays.   Waste generated is disposed of following EHS guidelines.

We have switched to reloadable pipette tip systems and joined the ChEM reuse program to help decrease the necessity for buying and disposing of laboratory chemicals. We recycle all Styrofoam that comes in our shipments, and have implemented energy-saving measures for our fume hoods and biosafety cabinets. Cameron Griffin & Simin Abrishami, Safety Liaisons

Bonifant Laboratory BSRB Room 4468

9/12/2017

The research goal of our lab is to study the immunobiolgy of myeloid leukemia in order to rationally develop immune based anti-cancer therapies. We employ molecular biology and cell culture techniques and use supporting equipment.  Waste generated is disposed of following EHS guidelines.

“We engaged in the ChEM reuse program to help decrease the necessity for buying and disposing of laboratory chemicals. We recycle all Styrofoam that comes in our shipments, and have implemented energy-saving measures for our fume hoods and biosafety cabinets. We use GelRed as a safer gel staining agent to replace the highly toxic ethidium bromide (EtBr) for staining DNA. We have raised the temperature on our ULT freezer to -70 C to save on energy”.  Sergey Zolov, Lab Manager

Allen Laboratory BSRB Room 3678

9/11/2017

We investigate the role of Hedgehog signaling during vertebrate embryogenesis and adult tissue homeostasis using a wide range of approaches including: mouse developmental genetics, molecular biology, mammalian cell culture, biochemistry, and microscopy. Lab equipment includes thermal cyclers, incubators, table-top centrifuges, cryostat, microscope, fume hoods, biosafety cabinet and gel electrophoresis units.  Waste generated is disposed of following EHS guidelines.

The Sustainable Lab Program has provided our lab with the educational tools to incorporate environmentally-conscious practices in our everyday work. From the reduction of unnecessary hazardous waste materials (i.e. ChEM reuse program) to increasing energy consumption awareness, we aim to continue such sustainable practices to maintain a green lab.

 

Nicole Franks, Lab Manager

Turcu Laboratory MSRB II Room5580

9/01/2017

The research in our lab covers a broad range of adrenal disorders, including: congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), primary aldosteronism, Cushing syndrome, pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas.  We employ basic molecular biology and mass spectrometry assays and operate the supporting equipment.  Waste generated in moderate amounts is disposed of following guidelines set by EHS.

“We welcome the Sustainable Labs Program, a wonderful initiative that befits the environment, as well as the divers groups of investigators at the University of Michigan”. Jianwei Ren, Laboratory Manager

O'Riordan Laboratory MSII 5751

8/29/2017

Our laboratory explores the interaction of intracellular bacterial pathogens with their host cells.  We primarily study the Gram-positive bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, a facultative intracytosolic pathogen, investigating mechanisms of adaptation to the host cell environment.  In addition, we use L. monocytogenes and other bacterial pathogens as tools with which to explore host mechanisms that regulate infection and innate immune signaling.  We employ molecular biology and cell culture techniques and use all the supported equipment. Hazardous waste and bio waste generated is disposed of adhering to EHS guidelines.

“Our lab has been recycling, reducing and repurposing for years BUT now it's wonderful to have a department to help us do even better.   I really appreciated the dollar cost we can save for University by turning off computers when we all leave and fume hoods by keeping sash closed.   tip recycling, chemical sharing etc.....  It is a pleasure to participate in this program to help U-M reach its campus-wide sustainability goals”   -- Tracy Schultz, Lab Manager

Wobus Laboratory MS II Room 5737

8/29/2017

Our laboratory is interested in studying the mechanisms of norovirus interaction with the intestinal epithelial barrier, secretory IgA and commensal bacteria. We also study the role of cellular deubiquitinases during norovirus infection and the development of effective norovirus antivirals. We employ molecular biology and cell culture techniques and use all the supported equipment. Hazardous waste and bio waste generated is disposed of adhering to EHS guidelines.

“Our lab has been recycling, reducing and repurposing for years BUT now it's wonderful to have a department to help us do even better.   I really appreciated the dollar cost we can save for University by turning off computers when we all leave and fume hoods by keeping sash closed.   tip recycling, chemical sharing etc.....  It is a pleasure to participate in this program to help U-M reach its campus-wide sustainability goals”   -- Tracy Schultz, Lab Manager

Carruthers Laboratory MS II Room 5751

8/29/2017

Research in our lab focuses on understanding survival strategies employed by microbial pathogens during infection.  We use the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii as a model pathogen because of its genetic and biological traceability, well-defined cellular structure, and the availability of excellent rodent models of disease.  We are also involved in understanding mechanisms underlying parasite egress from host cells after replication therein. We employ molecular biology and cell culture techniques and use all the supported equipment. Hazardous waste and bio waste generated is disposed of adhering to EHS guidelines.

“Our lab has been recycling, reducing and repurposing for years BUT now it's wonderful to have a department to help us do even better.   I really appreciated the dollar cost we can save for University by turning off computers when we all leave and fume hoods by keeping sash closed.   tip recycling, chemical sharing etc.....  It is a pleasure to participate in this program to help U-M reach its campus-wide sustainability goals”

 -- Tracy Schultz, Lab Manager

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