On November 13, 2017 the Chandler Lab, as well as the other MSU labs that had been temporarily housed at the Van Andel Institute, moved to our new home at Michigan State University's Grand Rapids Research Center, located at 400 Monroe Northwest in Grand Rapids, Michigan. .
Our lab area includes a bay with 18 feet of linear bench space on each side which is more than sufficient for running experiments.
The write-up area, located right outside of our lab space, but separated by a glass partition, allows us to be close to our experiments while providing a clean and safe space to do data analysis and writing.
Our cell and tissue culture room allows us to do traditional cell and tissue culture experiments and isolations, as well as being able to experiment with hypoxic conditions.
Supporting lab spaces include Histology labs (with an embedding station as well as a microtome and a cryostat), Microscopy rooms (that house inverted traditional light microscopes as well as fluorescent microscopes, stereomicroscopes with fluorescent capabilities, and a laser scanning confocal microscope system), Cold rooms, and a Dark room. A Transmission Electron Microscope and a Laser Capture Microdissection System are available for use and are shared with other members of the MSU research team. Our mice our housed in the vivarium, which is outfitted with a mouse-only surgical suite, a fluorescent microscope to check for RFP expression, as well as IVIS imaging equipment.