Facilities

FS Student Hilde Stawski

As a forensic science student you will use state-of-the-art facilities in the Natural Sciences and Stillwell Buildings. Modern scientific equipment and instrumentation is available in each of the related programs for you to obtain hands-on experience in forensic techniques.  The DNA Research Laboratories at WCU are cutting-edge and include dedicated DNA extraction and amplification spaces. 

Chemical Inventory: MSDS

Lab Safety

Chemical Hygiene

The chemical stockroom has a variety of chemicals and glassware to support research projects and instructional laboratories. The research operations manager is responsible for access to the stockroom, chemical waste removal, and safety education.

CONTACT:

Wesley W. Bintz
College of Arts & Sciences
Research Operations Manager
Phone: 828-227-2270
Email: wwbintz@email.wcu.edu
Office Address: 204 Natural Sciences Building
Education:

  • M.S., Western Carolina University, 2006

  • B.S., University of South Florida, 2003

Instrumentation

Sequencing 

PGM

Life Technologies Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine Second Generation Sequencer

MiSeq

Illumina MiSeq Second Generation Sequencer

ddPCR

Bio-Rad QX200 Droplet Digital PCR System

  • Applied Biosystems 7500 Real-Time PCR Systems (x2)
  • Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer (x2)
  • Thermo Scientific Nanodrop 2000 Spectrophotometer
  • Zeiss AxioImager Polarized Light Microscope with Fluorescence Capabilities
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