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Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is a private, independent university for the health sciences located in North Chicago, Illinois. The University comprises four schools: the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, established in 1968 for graduate and postdoctoral training in biological and health related sciences, the Chicago Medical School which has been training physicians and organizing biomedical research for more than seven decades, the School of Related Health Sciences which was organized more recently to offer baccalaureate degrees in Medical Technology and Physical Therapy, and the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine which has trained more of the nation's podiatric physicians than any other institution. In 1981, the basic science departments of the graduate school moved into the new, expanded research building on the North Chicago campus.

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology occupies approximately 20,000 square feet of lab and office space on the second floor of RFUMS. The Department houses a number of research core facilities including the Flow Cytometry core laboratory for analysis and cell sorting and the Real Time PCR Lab. Also the Clinical Immunology Laboratory is in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

The Microbiology and Immunology Department is on the second floor of a well-equipped modern research facility. Major instrumentation for research includes: cell culture facilities, complete electron microscope facility for transmission and scanning microscopy, fluorescence and light microscopes, computer-assisted image analysis systems, flow cytometry facilities, atomic absorption spectrophotometer, preparative and ultracentrifuges, protein sequenator, high pressure liquid chromatography systems, spectrophotometric equipment, equipment for DNA sequencing and oligonucleotide synthesis, numerous electrophoresis systems, and extensive equipment for blotting and hybridization.
          
Clinical Immunology Fellowship Program

Electron Microscopy Facility 
           
Confocal Imaging Facility

Bioinformatics Core Laboratory
The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology has modern equipment providing the resources necessary for contemporary research in Protein Chemistry and Molecular Biology. Besides the standard equipment, e.g., centrifuges, scintillation counters, thermal cyclers, and PCs, the department has a Macromolecular X-ray and Computing Core Facility, Fast Protein Liquid chromatography systems, diode array spectrophotometers, three Silicon Graphics workstations with Quanta/CHARMm, Insight II, Cerius2, Sybyl, and other software, a Jasco J-710 spectropolarimeter, an SLM photon counting spectrofluorometer, BioRad Phosphoimager, BioRad Image Doc image analysis system, Precision Detectors dynamic light scattering instrument, Biacore X biosensor, Biacore 3000 biosensor, MicroCal differential scanning and isothermal titration microcalorimeter, TECAN Genios microplate reader.

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