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.
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.
Wesley W. Bintz
College of Arts & Sciences
Research Operations Manager
Office Address: 204 Natural Sciences Building
M.S., Western Carolina University, 2006
B.S., University of South Florida, 2003
Caliper Zephyr Liquid Handling Robot
Applied Biosystems 7500 Real-Time PCR Systems (x2)
QuantStudio 5 Real-Time PCR System
Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer (x2)
Qiagen EZ1 Advanced XL for automated nucleic acid purification
Thermo Scientific Nanodrop 2000 Spectrophotometer
Zeiss AxioImager Polarized Light Microscope with Fluorescence Capabilities