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The Center for Nursing Research Bioscience Laboratory at the Cizik School of Nursing is designed using an open concept that allows flexibility in faculty and student research needs. 

The CNR lab includes:

  • Multiple portable lab workbenches
  • Tissue culture room with modular stacked CO2 incubator units
  • A refrigerated centrifuge
  • Two large laminar flow biological safety cabinets for sterile applications
  • Hazardous materials room
  • Biological safety rooms with chemical fume hoods
  • Freezer storage area for -80?C freezers connected to an alarm monitoring system
  • A Millipore Milli-Q Synthesis water purification system that provides high quality ultra-pure water for all bioassays and procedures. 

Goals of Service

  • Provide high quality research support including consultation on study design, sample preparation and data analysis to help you achieve your research goals.
  • Develop a network for potential research collaboration in biobehavioral research.

Sample Preparation

The accuracy of any assay result depends on the proper preparation of the sample.  We can help you with preparation of your samples for analysis.


Our lab staff can help with shipping information and/or shipment of samples.


State-of-the-art cryopreservation freezers (-80C) for long-term sample storage.


Call for specific information and a quote.



Major Assay Systems

  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) - Singleplex and Multiplex Systems
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
  • Real-Time PCR
  • Chemistry Analyzer
  • Hematology analyzer
  • Flow Cytometry
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • ChemiDoc MP Imaging System
  • NanoDrop One Spectrophotometer

Biomarker Assessment

  • Blood/Plasma/Serum
    • Cytokines
    • HbA1c
    • Lipid panel
    • Catecholamines
    • Cortisol
  • Saliva
    • Cortisol
    • DHEA
    • Alpha Amylase
    • C-Reactive Protein
    • Melatonin
    • IL-1β & IL-6
    • Testosterone
    • Estradiol