We apply several techniques and methodologies in the lab that are rooted in immunochemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, and virology. The main lab includes a thermocycler (BioRad), warm incubators and shakers, temperature-controlled table-top centrifuges and microcentrifuges (Eppendorf), heat blocks, a +4°C lab fridge, -20°C freezers, a -80°C freezer, protein and nucleic acid gel-electrophoresis apparatuses, a Nanovue (ThermoFisher), an ELISA plate reader (Molecular Devices), and an ÄKTA FPLC (GE/Cytiva) with MALS and RI detectors (Wyatt Technologies). Multiple desktop PCs are available for data analyses and other research work. Directly connected to the main lab are a dedicated tissue culture room, a chemicals room and and a large shared walk-in cold room. The tissue culture room includes BSCs, a temperature-controlled table-top centrifuge (Eppendorf), a large-capacity CO2 incubator (ThermoFisher), two non-CO2 incubators (Barnstead/Lab-Line), a thermocycler (Applied Biosystems), an inverted microscope and a -20°C freezer. The chemicals room is used for buffer and reagent preparation and chemicals storage and the cold room for storage of items by lab members and for conducting overnight experiments that require refrigeration. Lab members also have nearby access to shared equipment, including a BIAcore X100, a Victor™ X5 multi-label plate reader, and a Flow Cytometry Laboratory with instruments for cell analyses and sorting. Autoclaves and a dishwashing system are also available nearby for cleaning and sterilizing labware and for disposal of biohazardous waste. Animal work is supported by Animal Care Services and contract research organizations.