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 thermocyclers, warm incubators and shakers, centrifuges, heat blocks, a +4°C lab fridge, -20°C and -80°C freezers, protein and nucleic acid gel-electrophoresis apparatuses, a Nanovue, an ELISA plate reader and an AKTA FPLC. Desktop PCs are available for data analyses and other research work. Directly connected to the main lab are a tissue culture room with BSCs, centrifuges, CO2 incubators, thermocyclers, microscopes and -20°C freezers, a chemicals room for buffer and reagent preparation and chemicals storage, and a large shared walk-in cold room. Lab members also have nearby access to shared equipment, including a BIAcore X100 and a Victor™ X5 multi-label plate reader as well as a Flow Cytometry core facility with instruments for cell analyses and sorting. Animal work is supported by Animal Care Services and contract research organizations.