Sustainable Laboratory Certified Labs

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Fenno Laboratory Dental Institute Rooms 3204 & 3205

6/22/2017

Research in our lab focuses on the role of the oral spirochete Treponema denticola in the development of periodontal diseases. The studies involve molecular characterization of spirochete surface-expressed and secreted proteins and their interactions with host tissue components. These studies, which involve both genetic and biochemical analyses, will contribute to the understanding of microbe-host interactions in the etiology of periodontal diseases, as well as to basic knowledge of the molecular biology of pathogenic spirochetes.  Waste generated in our lab is disposed of adhering to EHS guidelines.

“With the help of the Sustainable Lab program staff, our wet lab space has taken many steps to create a safer and more sustainable laboratory environment.  We recycle waste when appropriate, purchase eco-friendly products, and turn off and unplug unused devices to reduce our energy consumption.  By utilizing the Chemical Reuse program, we try to first implement used materials before purchasing new ones.  It is a pleasure to participate in this program to help U-M reach its campus-wide sustainability goals”  -- Paula Goetting, Lab Manager

Hodgin Laboratory MSRB I Room A526

6/19/2017

Our research interests include creating and maintain a Digital Pathology Image Repository for renal diseases and mouse models of glomerular injury, with a focus on podocyte biology.  We employ various computational techniques to analyze damage to specific portions of the kidney. To investigate the key pathogenic mechanisms of mouse disease models, we are employing systems biology approaches to identify cross-species, human-mouse shared transcriptional networks.  We employ techniques such as PCR, IHC, IF protocols, Western blots etc.,   Solid and hazardous waste generated in our lab in disposed of following EHS guidelines.  

“With the help of the Sustainable Lab program staff, our wet lab space has taken many steps to create a safer and more sustainable laboratory environment.  We have eliminated ethidium bromide and use the SYBR Safe gel dye alternative, recycle waste when appropriate, purchase eco-friendly products, and turn off and unplug unused devices to reduce our energy consumption.  By utilizing the Chemical Reuse program, we try to first implement used materials before purchasing new ones.  It is a pleasure to participate in this program to help U-M reach its campus-wide sustainability goals”

 -- Stephanie Wylie, Lab Manager

Molecular Micro Laboratory University Hospital South Rms: F2541, F2500, F2505

6/02/2017

Our lab performs clinical operations for the Michigan Medical facility.  We perform PCR testing and employ the following equipment:  Hologic Panther, Roche Cobas X4800, Focus Integrated Cyclers, Abbott m2000sp and m2000rt and Eli Tech.  

“Being enrolled in the Sustainable Laboratory program has given us the opportunity to lessen our carbon footprint as we can reduce our waste, save money on electricity, and disposal of harmful reagents into the environment. We no longer use ethidium bromide, and also use the Chemical Reuse program.”  -- AJ Dudus, Medical Technologist

Telesnitsky Laboratory MS II Room 6714

5/30/2017

Our lab studies the interplay of cellular RNA trafficking and retroviral replication steps as well as mechanisms of HIV-1 and other retroviral genetic variation.  We use a number of genetic, molecular and biological techniques, such as PCR, gel electrophoresis, western blot, northern blot, cellular transformation, and transfection. We began using Gel Red as a safer product to replace toxic ethidium bromide in gel work. We’ve also utilized various recycling opportunities supplied by the Sustainable Lab Program. Waste generated in our lab is disposed of adhering to OSEH guidelines.

“I am so glad that the University of Michigan has a sustainable lab program. Our university is a leader in so many areas and I’m glad sustainability is one of them. The sharing of resources (like equipment), transitioning to less toxic reagents, and recycling alternatives to traditional waste streams are all wonderful improvement on the laboratory practices used in the past.

Jennifer Medlin

Trievel Laboratory MSRB 3 Room 4315

5/18/2017

Our laboratory uses a combination of biochemical and biophysical approaches to study the structures, mechanisms, and substrate specificities of a variety of enzymes, with a particularly focus on chromatin modifying enzymes. Techniques used in the lab include crystallography, enzyme kinetics, calorimetry, and other biophysical and biochemical approaches. Current projects include: Structural and functional studies of chromatin modifying enzymes, mechanisms of S-Adenosylmethionine dependent methyltransferaces and structure function studies for a target anti-fungal drug design.  The solid and hazardous waste generated from our lab is being disposed of adhering to U-M EHS guidelines.

“We are happy to participate in the Sustainable Lab program, and we have taken steps to create a safer and more sustainable laboratory environment.  We recycle waste when appropriate, purchase eco-friendly products, and turn off and unplug unused devices to reduce energy consumption.  By participating in various campus reuse programs, we try to re-use reagents, materials, and equipment before purchasing new ones.  We are glad to contribute to U-M’s campus-wide goals to improve up on sustainability” –Prof. Raymond Trievel, Principal Investigator.

Arvan Laboratory Brehm Room 5410

4/26/2017

The central focus of our lab is to examine molecular mechanisms involved in the trafficking and selective targeting of newly synthesized endocrine secretory proteins.   Specifically we are interested in understanding the biology of secretory pathway defects that lead to diabetes and hypothyroidism, respectively, using cell culture and animal models.   The solid and hazardous waste generated from our lab is being disposed of adhering to U-M EHS guidelines.

“We are happy to participate in the Sustainable Lab program, and we have taken steps to create a safer and more sustainable laboratory environment.  We recycle waste when appropriate, purchase eco-friendly products, and turn off and unplug unused devices to reduce energy consumption.  By participating in various campus reuse programs, we try to re-use reagents, materials, and equipment before purchasing new ones.  We are glad to contribute to U-M’s campus-wide goals to improve up on sustainability”

 -- Dennis Larkin, Lab Manager

Orthotics & Prosthetics Center

4/21/2017

UMOPC lab fabricates custom orthotic and prosthetic devices for our patients. Fabrication involves thermoforming foam and plastic as well as laminating carbon fiber, nylon and fiberglass.  Cutting, grinding and buffing ultimately produce quality custom devices. 

Solid and hazardous waste generated in our lab is disposed of adhering to EHS guidelines. We recycle or reuse: paper, packaging, packing material, cardboard and plastic. 

“Reduce, reuse, and recycle are goals in my daily life. I am glad that I can help to promote and implement these practices in our department by joining the Sustainable Lab Program. Thanks to the program we are now recycling 40lbs of plastic each week! We are well on our way to becoming an environmentally friendly department. We are proud to share the success and plan to continue with the program to become sustainability ambassadors for our department, university, community and planet”. Jill Petkash, Purchasing Manager

Hughes Laboratory Kellogg Eye Center Room 325

4/18/2017

Our lab studies ion channels in the retinal pigment epithelium.  We use electrophysiology, cell culture, immunofluorescence microscopy, PCR, Western blotting, and recombinant DNA techniques.   Liquid and solid hazardous waste generated in our lab is manifested and disposed of adhering to EHS guidelines.

“We are thankful for the information provided by the Sustainable Lab program that has enabled us to recycle more, to reduce hazardous material use, and reduce our energy use. This program has helped us find new ways and encouraged our lab to function as sustainably as possible.”  -- Melissa Bajcz, Lab Manager

Farkash Laboratory MSRB I Room A526

4/13/2017

Our research studies factors that affect long term graft survival and patient outcomes after transplantation, specifically antibody mediated rejection (in which the immune system generates antibodies that recognize the donor kidney, causes direct or indirect endothelial injury, and recruit inflammation). Another area of study is the relationship between BK polyomavirus and urinary tract cancers.  BK can reactivate in kidney and bone marrow transplant recipients and cause severe kidney and bladder infections.  We employ techniques such as PCR, IHC, and IF. We dispose of our waste following EHS guidelines.

“Being enrolled in the Sustainable Lab program has educated us on many ways we can reduce our waste and harmful reagents. We do not use ethidium bromide and also recycle waste and empty containers. Our lab has also had the pleasure of using the Chemical Reuse program, as it has allowed us the option to reuse materials instead of buying new.”

 -- Jenna Barnes, Lab Manager

Reddy Laboratory Cancer Center Rooms 3110, 3120, 3130

4/07/2017

Our lab studies graph vs. host disease (GVHD) that occurs in patients after bone marrow and organ transplants.  We use mouse models to study GVHD by performing BM transplants and studying results based on manipulation of the T cells.  We use cell culture for in vitro studies and use radio-isotopes for functional assays of the T cells.  Techniques/equipment used are: BSC’s, centrifuges, incubators, PCR, etc., Hazardous and non-hazardous waste generated in our lab is disposed of adhering to U-M EHS guidelines.

In our small way, we have always tried to recycle as much as we could.  But not until we heard from the Sustainability Lab Program, did we understand how much more we could be doing.  Our whole lab has become committed to all aspects of the program of “reduce, reuse and recycle”.  Our initiation of Styrofoam recycling with a central location has enabled other labs on our floor to join us in this effort. I would encourage everyone to participate in this program.   

Katherine Oravecz-Wilson, Manager

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