The LEADER Laboratory is located within Rollins School of Public Health’s 60,000 sq ft laboratory space in the Claudia Nance Rollins building. The LEADER lab occupies 15 laboratory benches (8 laboratory “bays”) and 4 laboratory rooms comprising approximately 12,000 sq ft laboratory space. The LEADER laboratory three large fume hoods and adequate water, gas, electrical, and other services to ensure proper laboratory practice. The laboratory also includes glassware, reagent storage areas, sample extraction units, spectrophotometers, incubators, heater blocks, vortex mixers, pipetters, a Cahn C-33 Microbalance, biological safety cabinets, clean-room technology, Milli-Q 18 MΩ ion-free water supply, and numerous refrigerators and -20°C and -80°C freezers available for long-term storage of samples.
Analytical instrumentation includes 3 HPLC-MS/MS, HPLC-MS, GC-MS/MS, GC-MS, ICP-MS, FT-HRMS, 2 MesoScale multiplex immunoassay spectrophotometers, 96-well plate spectrometer/fluorometer, automated specific gravity refractometer, accelerated solvent extractors and other miscellaneous equipment. Photos of many instruments are shown below.