Marquette University

Marquette University

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Marquette UniversitymuBIOCHEMICAL LABORATORY More InfoThis is a full assay laboratory including point of care and standard equipment for biochemical assays of:

Lipids
Lactate
Glucose
Blood gases
Hemoglobin
Hematocrit
Salivary cortisols
DNA/RNA measurements
This laboratory also includes a full phlebotomy station.
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Marquette UniversitymuBIOINFORMATICS AND BIOMATHEMATICS LAB (BISTRO LAB) More InfoThe Bistro lab has housed several collaborations with faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin since 2001. These include projects analyzing microarray data, analyzing documents curated by the Rat Genome Database, and analyzing full-text biomedical articles. Recently, new collaborations with faculty at the Department of Biological Sciences at Marquette University have been established to analyze the regulation and surveillance of non-coding RNAs.

Lab resources were also used in 2009 for drug candidate screening in collaboration with Dr. Daniel Sem at Marquette University and Dr. Brian Volkman at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Currently, the lab is involved in analyzing high throughput genomic, genetic, and epigenetic datasets to model the gene regulatory networks in various organisms. The lab is also developing pipelines to analyze next-generation sequencing datasets from prostate cancer cell lines through collaboration with Dr. Bekir Cinar at UCLA. The lab is also developing techniques for analyzing large-scale copy number variant (CNV) data sets associated with congenital heart disease in collaboration with Dr. Aoy Mitchell at the Children’s Research Institute.

TECHNOLOGY & RESOURCES

Technical library
8 computer workstations
15 node cluster
Mac OS X based computers and configured for distributed and parallel processing tasks with Condor, providing 50 cores for computation
Over 5 terabytes (TB) of collective storage in the lab, which is used for storing major genomic data, a copy of MEDLINE for biomedical data mining, and other bioinformatics related data and tools
Bioinformatics software (e.g., EMBOSS, NCBI Tools, CLUSTALW, etc.)
Database software (MySQL, PostgreSQL)
Machine learning tools (e.g., Weka)
Statistical and mathematical software (R, MATLAB)
Document preparation software (LaTeX, OpenOffice, MS Office)
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Marquette UniversitymuBIOMECHANICS / MOTION ANALYSIS LABORATORY More InfoThis laboratory is used for teaching and research. The lab is equipment with Vicon MX systems the most advanced optical motion capture system available. Advanced undergraduate and doctoral courses utilize this state-of-the-art equipped laboratory for students to learn advanced techniques in biomechanical (kinematics and kinetics) and physiological assessments of human performance.

LOCATION

Cramer Hall 004B

TECHNOLOGY & RESOURCES

14 camera digital Vicon MX motion analysis system
16 channel Delsys Trigno wireless EMG/ accelerometer system
Two 600cm x 600cm AMTI fore platforms flush mounted in the floor
Biodex System 2 isokinetic dynamometer
Cosmed K4b2 portable CPET system
50” monitor display
Various Woodway treadmills

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Marquette UniversitymuBODY COMPOSITION LABORATORY More InfoEquipment available to investigators includes:

GE Lunar Prodigy DEXA
iDEXA
Digital C-arm Fluoroscope System
Analytical Scales

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Marquette UniversitymuCARDIAC RESEARCH FACILITY More InfoThe Cardiac Research Facility is an interdisciplinary research project between Dr. Fitts’ lab at MU and four MCW colleagues (Drs. Danny Riley, Dept. of Cell Biology & Anatomy, John Baker, Dept. of Surgery; Wai-Meng Kwok, Dept. of Anesthesiology; and Rohit Rao, Department of Medicine). The clinical aspects of the collaboration are to understand the cellular mechanisms by which pre-conditioning (via global ischemia) and programs of exercise-training protect against ischemic heart disease. A translational aspect is to investigate in the future how drug therapy plus exercise programs work synergistically to reduce the incidence of heart and respiratory muscle failure, and facilitate recovery from heart disease.

LOCATION

Department of Biological Sciences

TECHNOLOGY & RESOURCES

Langendorf perfusion apparatus (Fitts and Baker labs)
Electrophysiological myocyte station with microscope (Dr. Kwok)
Imaging center (Confocal microscope MU Biological Sciences Dept.)
EM facility (Dr. Riley and MCW)
Human Exercise testing center (Dr. Rao’s lab)
MU Exercise Science Dept. (in collaboration with Dr. Ng)
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Marquette UniversitymuDEPARTMENTS OF EXERCISE SCIENCE AND PHYSICAL THERAPY More InfoThe Departments of Exercise Science and Physical Therapy provide a collection of six labs for Neuromuscular Fatigue, Cardiovascular/ Neuromuscular function, Human Performance, Biomechanics/Ergonomics, Motion Analysis, and Neuromuscular Control of Movement.

TECHNOLOGY & RESOURCES

Biodex, multi- channel EMG
Electrical stimulation
Force transducers
Automated blood pressure monitors
Venous occlusion plethesmography
Shielded rooms for sympathetic microneurographic recordings
Motion analysis hardware and software
Two Treadmills
7 cycle ergometers
2 ECG + metabolic carts
Bioimpedance units
Aquisizer underwater treadmill
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Marquette UniversitymuDISCOVERY LEARNING CENTER More InfoThe Discovery Learning Center (DLC) offers machining and prototype shop services for mechanically-based student projects. It contains lathes, mills, and other equipment that faculty and students can use (after appropriate safety training) to construct prototypes or test fixtures and equipment. The DLC is located in the main engineering building and is accessible to all engineering faculty and students.

LOCATION

College of Engineering

TECHNOLOGY & RESOURCES

Lathe
HAAS TM-2 Mill
Prototyping
Truck and competition trailer
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Marquette UniversitymuEXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY More Info30 AUG EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY
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This lab is designed to evaluate both aerobic and cardiovascular parameters. Equipment available to investigators includes:

Treadmills (load capacity of 500 lbs running and 800 lbs walking for bariatric research)
2 Vmax Encore CPET systems
MetaMax 3b portable CPET system
2 Cardiac Assessment System for Exercise Testing (CASE) with treadmills
2 Marquette Electronics MAX-1 cardiac assessment systems with treadmills
Various electronically braked cycle ergometers
Zephyr Bioharness physiological monitoring system (telemetried HR monitoring for 25)
Z-Lift bodyweight supported treadmill system
4 Monark cycle ergometers
3 Monark upper body ergometers
4 recumbent cycle ergometers
Vascular Ultrasonography with AccessPoint software
NuStep
The laboratory is equipped with emergency medical equipment and full 12 lead and exercise lead configuration EKG.

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Marquette UniversitymuFALK NEUROREHABILITATION ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER (FNERC) More InfoThis 6,000 sq. ft center serves research and development (R&D) activities in neurorehabilitation, investigating intervention strategies for movement therapy. Integral to the FNERC are the Neurorobotic and Neuromotor Control Laboratories, the Neuromechanics Laboratory and the Neurocomputing and Modeling Laboratory. These labs offer numerous instruments for measuring and assessing human motor and sensory performance.

TECHNOLOGY & RESOURCES

30 foot walkway with a 7-camera Vicon motion capture system and embedded force plates within the floor
Experimental work stations including a custom wrist robot
Smartboard interface for visuomotor tests
Optotrak motion capture system for precision motion detection
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Marquette UniversitymuHI-INTENSITY X-RAY DIFFRACTOMETER MACROMOLECULAR CRYSTALLOGRAPHY More InfoThe laboratory works at the exciting interface of chemistry and biology, using the tools of protein engineering, kinetic analyses and X-ray crystallography to determine the structure and function of various enzyme systems at the molecular level. Structural and kinetic analyses, used in tandem, provide a powerful means to probe underlying mechanisms of disease and unveil new targets for therapeutic applications.

LOCATION

Wehr Life Sciences
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Marquette UniversitymuINTEGRATIVE NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH CENTER More InfoThe INRC is serves to promote the exchange of ideas among Marquette neuroscience research faculty members, thereby increasing opportunities for collaborative research, acquisition of resources, attraction of high quality faculty and students and strengthening of educational offerings in this area.

LOCATION

Schroeder Health Sciences Complex 426

TECHNOLOGY & RESOURCES
Zeiss PASCAL laser confocal microscope
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Marquette UniversitymuMARQUETTE UNIVERSITY COMPUTATIONAL GRID (MUGRID) More InfoThe Marquette University computational grid (MUGrid) brings together a diverse team of investigators from mathematics, statistics, computer science, chemistry, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, and biomedical engineering to develop and utilize grid computing as an integral tool for computational research. This project expands the developing MUGrid with the acquisition of a new parallel computing cluster, storage and network infrastructure upgrades which will also provide the cyberinfrastructure for Marquette University’s new graduate programs in Computational Sciences.

The new parallel computing cluster and storage infrastructure will also be made available to the broader community through outreach activities. The resource will be part of Southeast Wisconsin High Performance computing consortium’s developing regional grid that will directly support academic/industry partnerships for healthcare, energy and water research in Southeast Wisconsin, and the most diverse region of the state

TECHNOLOGY & RESOURCES

Père, a 1024 core centralized compute cluster
A distributed Condor pool containing over 500 cores. Condor is software developed at UW Madison that scavenges idle cycles on computers and enlists them to do research
Pario, a 164 core cluster in the College of Engineering.
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Marquette UniversitymuMEDICAL IMAGING SYSTEMS LABORATORY More InfoThe Medical Imaging Systems Laboratory focuses on the design and optimization of medical imaging technologies, including CT and MR. Current research projects include investigating dose reduction, scatter reduction, image reconstruction and energy-weighting techniques for CT.NoNo
Marquette UniversitymuMOTION ANALYSIS/BIOMECHANICS LABORATORY More InfoRaptor-E Digital Real Time Camera Optical Capture System
Hawk Digital Portable Real Time Camera System
Animation Plugin Software
Talon Animation Plugin Software
Skeleton Builder, BioFeed Trak, KinTools RT and Calciun 10 Pack License, Cortex post processing licenses
Autodesk Education Suite for Entertainment Creation
Full Body Motion Capture Suits
Quad core processor tracking station
Cortex compatible laptop computer
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Marquette UniversitymuNIKON A1R CONFOCAL MICROSCOPY More InfoDepartment of Biological Sciences

TECHNOLOGY & RESOURCES

Nikon A1R Confocal Microscopy
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Marquette UniversitymuNMR FACILITY More InfoTECHNOLOGY & RESOURCES

Varian Mercury- 300
NMR System- 400
NMR System 600 MHz with a cryoprobe
Bruker Microflex MALDI-TOF MS
Shimadzu HPLC-MS 2020
Mattson and Nicolet Fourier transform infrared spectrometers
Two UV-Vis spectrometers
Fluorimeter
Polarimeter
HP GC-MS
Other smaller equipment
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Marquette UniversitymuORTHOPEDIC RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING CENTER (OREC) More InfoThe OREC partnership between MCW Departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, MU Schools of Engineering and Dentistry, and Shriner’s Hospitals promotes and encourages advances in collaborative, translational, rehabilitation research and training. OREC supports scientific investigation in the areas of orthopedic biomechanics, human motion analysis, and rehabilitation engineering and includes three laboratories at MU and MCW.

These laboratories include the Human Motion Analysis Laboratory, a research and clinical facility that provides a controlled environment for assessment of ambulation, upper and lower extremity 3-D kinematics and kinetics, and extremity strength and motion testing, the Biomechanics Laboratory that supports basic science and applied research projects in orthopedic biomechanics, and the Biomaterials Research Lab which supports tissue engineering applicable to dentistry as well as orthopedics.

TECHNOLOGY & RESOURCES

Seven motion analysis cameras
Force plates
PC-based motion analysis work station
10-channel EMG system
Foot insole pressure measurement system
PCs for data analysis and motion analysis software
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Marquette UniversitymuSTRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH LABORATORY More InfoThis lab is used to teach physical therapists, exercise physiologists and athletic trainers how to properly lift, design a program, safely spot or administer plyometrics. It may be utilized to strength train or for testing. The laboratory is equipped with:

Olympic Weight Lifting Equipment
Standard Clinical Resistance Training Equipment
600cm x 1200cm AMTI force platform flush mounted in an Olympic lifting platform
8 channel telemetered Delsys EMG system
4 camera Vicon Bonita motion analysis system
Brower Speed Trap II wireless timing system
Four 36” flat screen monitors
FreeMotion dual cable cross machine
Cybex Eagle Leg Press
Concept II rowing ergometer
Dumbbell set (1-100)
Olympic lifting platform
Magnum Fitness Smith Machine
Various Magnum Fitness resistance training equipment
Plyometric training equipment
Balance training equipment
Speed training equipment
Agility training equipment
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Marquette UniversitymuUBICOMP LAB More InfoThe Ubicomp Lab focuses on mHealth solutions, that is applications for mobile electronic devices, such as tablets or smart phones, to remotely measure, record, and transmit health data. The lab is currently providing customized mHealth solutions to a number of NIH R01, Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program, and CTSI projects.

Currently the Ubicomp lab is involved in the development of:

Smart phone (iPhone, Android) / web / tablet (iPad, Samsung) versions of the available paper based tools in both multidisciplinary and community healthcare settings
Customized text messaging systems
Analog or digital sensor data collection on sensor boards (e.g. smart shoe, smart belt, smart watch, home robot) and sending the data to smart phones, HIPAA compliant cloud servers, or EMR
15+ sensor data collection systems from any smart phone
Reports for any device (smart phone, tablet, web) and conversion of the data to .csv files usable by any statistical package
Customized surveys (pre, post) on any device and the automatic email distribution of gift cards
Any customized real time assessment (e.g. EMA)
Data analysis algorithms and report generation
Emotion based solutions (e.g. pain management for palliative care)
Customized security and privacy solutions
Any futuristic smartphone and sensor based solutions for healthcare you can think of
TECHNOLOGY & RESOURCES

5 personal computers
4 servers
5 cloud server accounts
15 smart phones (iPhones, iPod touches, Android phones)
10 MacBook/laptop computers
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Marquette UniversitymuWATER QUALITY CENTER More InfoThe Water Quality Center brings together researchers, industry, government, private foundations and others to solve problems related to lake, river and groundwater quality. These problems often involve municipal wastewater, industrial wastewater and drinking water. Research is often multidisciplinary and is performed by experts from engineering, biological sciences and other disciplines. This 4000 sq. ft. lab facility in Marquette University’s Engineering Hall includes instrumentation for testing and applied research. Core Center members (and research speciality) includes Dr. Daniel Zitomer – Center Director (biotechnology for waste treatment and renewable energy generation; anaerobic biotechnology), Dr. Brooke Mayer (advanced oxidation processes; disinfection; virus inactivation; waste and water treatment) and Dr. Patrick McNamara (micropollutant fate and removal; triclosan, antibiotics and plasticizers fate and effects; biosolids management; wastewater treatment).

LOCATION

Engineering Hall, room 435

TECHNOLOGY & RESOURCES

Agilent 7500cx Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer
w/autosampler and computer control
BioRad DNA engine Thermal Cycler chassis and alpha units
Fotodyne Analyst Investigator workstation with filters and total lab
New Brunswick Innova 43 incubator shaker with platform
New Brunswick Model 2350 Open Air Shaker with platform
Bionumerics Software package
Brinkmann Model 3870E Compact Sterilizer
Labconco steamscrubber model 4400431, 230V
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Marquette UniversitymuHUMAN PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT CORE (HPAC)
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The Human Performance Assessment Core (HPAC) is a 775 square foot center to perform testing on a wide range of subjects from clinical to elite. The lab is available to perform testing for athletic populations, grants, and also fee-for-service to the outside population. Starting early 2016, HPAC is equipped with some of the latest technology for sports performance including the Keiser power rack which is capable of storing data on a personal chip for each user. The 100 square foot private locker room provides another benefit to groups being tested in the HPAC. Equipment that can be found in the HPAC includes:
• GE Vivid e95 ultrasound machine with Linear, 3D and 4D echo probes
• ParvoMed metabolic cart with hood for resting metabolic rate
• Woodway treadmill
• Noraxon SciFit Treadmill and software for gait analysis (myoPressure), EMG analysis (myoMuscle), and 3-plane movement (myoMotion) (housed in Biomechanics Lab)
•HUMAC Norm strength/power/rehabilitation dynamometer
•Keiser Power Rack
•Tekscan MobileMat for balance assessment, BESS, and training
•Supplies/equipment for muscle biopsies
•12 CompuTrainers and software (some permanently housed in Strength and Conditioning Lab)
•Velotron cycle ergometer and software (testing and training modes)
•Refractometer for urine specific gravity
•Point of care monitors for lactate, glucose, hemoglobin, cholesterol, A1c
•Skinfold calipers and various bioelectrical impedance devices (and access to Body Composition Lab)
•Portable spirometers
•Breezing portable RMR
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PARTNERS

Zablocki VA Medical CenterMedical College of WisconsinMSOE