Bioinstrumentation Labs

VISION: Support Snyder researchers’ molecular biology needs to enable powerful discoveries for a longer more peaceful existence.

MISSION: The Snyder Bioinstrumentation Core facility supports researchers by providing access to molecular biology analytics.

Bioinstrumentation Laboratory Information

Specialized areas:

  1. Real time PCR including StepOne Plus qPCR machines, QuantStudio 3 and 6 real time PCR machines;
  2. Western blot imaging and analysis system including a BioRad ChemiDoc;
  3. Plate readers such as Spectramax i3X System microplate reader, SpectraMAX Plus Plate reader;
  4. In addition various standard molecular resources are available such as  NanoDrop, Amaxa Nucleofector II, CO2 tissue culture incubator, Bench top centrifuge, Microcentrifuge, Biosafety cabinet, Inverted microscope, Water bath, Eppendorf  PCR machine, UV light box, Thermo Biomate Spectrophotometer, Eppendorf Vacufuge, Ultrasonic cleaner, 96-well plate mixer, Heating block, Mini rocker – shaker, Rocking platform, Trip balance and Microtome.


Dr. Robert Newton (Scientific Director)                      

Dr. Shaunna Huston (Director Programs and Business)

Anowara Islam

Anowara Islam

Core Personnel

Anowara Islam, MBBS, MSc
IMC Technician

Anowara Islam supervises the day to day running of the Bioinstrumentation Labs and conducts the student orientations. She has a Masters in Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases from University of Calgary and more than 10 years of research experience in the field of immunology and microbiology. Anowara’s background is in medicine with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).