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New Scanner to Enhance Creighton Biomedical Research

New Scanner to Enhance Creighton Biomedical Research

Patrick Swanson, Ph.D., associate professor of medical microbiology and immunology and director of the Flow Cytometry Core Facility at Creighton University School of Medicine, has been awarded a $143,104 shared instrumentation grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The grant will be used to purchase a state-of-the-art GE Healthcare Typhoon 9410 Variable Mode Imager to provide Creighton investigators with an increased ability to visualize protein, DNA and RNA in a variety of experimental formats and enhance their biodmedical research activities.

Undergraduate research will benefit indirectly from the NIH grant. The imager previously used by Swanson and others will be transferred to the College of Arts and Sciences. There it will be used to enhance research and teaching opportunities for undergraduate chemistry and biology students working under Juliane Soukup, Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry.

“This grant represents a successful collaboration between NIH-funded investigators in Creighton Universitty’s School of Medicine and the College of Arts and Sciences, since grant eligibility required a demonstrated need for this instrumentation by three or more NIH-supported investigators. Additionally, being able to purchase a new state-of-the-art imager while retaining the second imager, a Storm 860, creates a win-win scenario that enhances both undergraduate and graduate biomedical research and education at Creighton,” said Richard Goering, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology.