Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Program

Facilities

Several shared facilities that benefit the ES Ph.D. Program exist across the College. Each of these has some personnel support and a suite of available instrumentation or facilities that is available for use either for free or for a fee. Facilities include:

  • The Microscopy Core Facility (MCF) offers equipment and support in imaging and analysis.
     
  • The Center for Genomics Research (CGR) provides support and core facilities for basic and clinical research in the areas of gene expression, flow cytometry, PCR, genotyping, genomic microarray, and bioinformatic analyses.
     
  • The Proteome Analysis Laboratory (PAL) is a facility for the analysis of protein/peptide expression in cells, tissues and body fluids and state of the art Mass Spectrometers (MS) are at the core of the PAL.
     
  • Of particular relevance is the Environmental Analytical Facility (EAF), which houses a number of chemical instruments, including Gas Chromatographs, an LC-MS, Atomic Absorbance spectrophotometers, and scintillation counters.
     
  • The Lab Animal Resources Center supports research requiring the use of laboratory animals.
     
  • The College of Science and Mathematics Initiative for Biological Computation provides computational resources to seed collaborative efforts involving biological computation. This has complemented supercomputing resources available to faculty at the Ohio Supercomputing Center.
     
  • The Statistical Consulting Center at Wright State University provides high quality, effective statistical support for faculty and graduate students.

An aquarium room and greenhouse are available, and the Wright State Woods provides 200-acres of forest and fields in which a great deal of research occurs right on campus. Many other field sites are available in the region including the Beavercreek Wetlands Complex, parks managed by the Five Rivers Metroparks, Glen Helen Nature Preserve, and several lakes and rivers within easy driving distance.