Core Facility for Nucleic Acid Analysis (Core Lab)
The Core Facility For Nucleic Acid Analysis, located in the West Ridge Research Building (WWRB), helps keep IAB and UAF at the cutting edge of molecular analysis in evolutionary biology, molecular biology, and wildlife and fisheries management. The Core Facility Faculty Supervisor is Mary Beth Leigh, Assistant Professor of Microbiology, and the Lab Coordinator/Technician is Ian Herriott.
IAB Research Greenhouse (Greenhouse)
The IAB Research Greenhouse provides a reliable environment for growing plants for research and educational projects year-round. Facilities include four separate zones housing research projects and plant collections, and three climate-controlled growth chambers.
Molecular Imaging Facility (MIF)
The Molecular Imaging Facility provides access to state-of-the-art MR techniques for the UA system. The facility has two NMR spectrometers one is only for solution-state at 300 MHz and one, in addition to solutions, can also look at tissue and other semi-solids at 600 MHz. These spectrometers are able to perform the entire range of modern NMR techniques, and are used by researchers in several departments in areas as diverse as small peptide structure determination, organic chemistry support, and metabolomics. The facility also has 1.5 Telsa MRI that can be used for both imaging and MRS.
Toolik Field Station (TFS)
IAB's Toolik Field Station, located in the northern foothills of the Brooks Range in northern Alaska on the southeast shore of Toolik Lake (68°37'N, 149°36'W, elevation 720 m, 254.3Km above the Arctic Circle), is a world-renowned Arctic climate change research station. This location affords access to three major physiographic provinces including the Brooks Range, the Arctic Foothills and the Arctic Coastal Plain. The Station also serves as a base camp for researchers working along the ecological transect from tundra to taiga to boreal forest along the Dalton highway, from Prudhoe Bay to Fairbanks, Alaska. The TFS Faculty Supervisors are IAB Director and TFS Science Director Brian Barnes and TFS Associate Science Director and Research Assistant Professor Syndonia (Donie) Bret-Harte. Email Brian Barnes. Email Syndonia Bret-Harte.