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Bioinstrumentation Labs

Provide shared instruments and equipment to Snyder researchers.


Instruments and Equipment

  • StepOne Plus real time PCR systems
  • 7900 HT real time PCR system
  • Eppendorf PCR machine
  • SpectraMAX Plus plate reader
  • Thermo Biomate Spectrophotometer
  • Perkin Elmer Victor X4 fluorescent plate reader
  • Kodak Image Station 4000 (Gel Doc)
  • Amaxa nucleofector
  • Eppendorf vacufuge
  • Nanodrop
  • Bench top centrifuges
  • Oven (small benchtop)
  • Cryostat
  • Microtome
  • Ultrasonic cleaner
  • 96-well plate mixer
  • Vortex mixers
  • Heating block
  • Bag sealer
  • UV light box
  • Biosafety cabinet
  • CO2 tissue culture incubators
  • Inverted microscope
  • Water bath


Dr. Kamala Patel (Director)

Dr. Robert Newton (Director)
Real time PCR questions and concerns

Evelyn Lailey

  • Day-to-day operations
  • General inquiries
  • Orientations

Core Personnel

Evelyn Lailey

Evelyn Lailey, BSc, MLT
Research Technician

Evelyn Lailey oversees day-to-day running of the Bioinstrumentation core. She also conducts orientations and ensures compliance with safety regulations.

She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and is also a Registered Medical Laboratory Technologist. Her work experience includes eleven years in a clinical setting and twenty years in research as a lab manager and lead technician.

The Calvin, Phoebe and Joan Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases was named in 2008 in honour of Joan Snyder and her parents, who she credits for teaching her the value of philanthropy. It is a group of more than 104 clinicians, clinician-scientists and basic scientists who are impacting and changing the lives of people suffering from chronic diseases, including sepsis, MRSA, cystic fibrosis, type-1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. For more information on the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, please visit us at or follow us on Twitter @SnyderInstitute.