The Department facilities are housed in the Medical Sciences Campus building, with ancillary facilities in the Institute of Neurobiology, the Molecular Science Research Center (NIEF), the Caribbean Primate Center, and affiliated hospitals. These facilities house research and teaching laboratories with internet connections, faculty offices, lecture rooms, and specialized libraries. Among the Physiology instrumentation equipment available for our graduate students are thermocyclers, hybridization ovens, electrophoresis running systems for DNA, RNA and proteins, shakers, chemical hood, -80oC freezers, electrophysiology rigs, fluorescent microscope, Confocal Zeiss Microscope, and others. Finally, cold and rodent behavioral rooms are among the facilities frequently used by personnel of the Physiology department. A system of core laboratories in the Medical Sciences Campus, from RCMI, RISE, INBRE and COBRE, serves the needs of several departments that includes metabolomics and proteomics facilities.
Facilities for electron microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, electrophysiology set-ups (for oocytes, cultured cells, brain slices and anesthetized animals), cell sorting, protein sequencing, PCR, atomic absorption, human genetics, dual wave length spectrophotometers, flow cytometry, image analysis and surgery suites to perform survival surgery in adult animals are available. The Animal Resource Center has been renovated and is AALAC accredited. A central library serves the general needs of the academic community, and there are linkages with other local and national libraries. The library is subscribed to several scientific journals via the internet, and the articles are fully available to the graduate students. Students are granted access to any of the various resources needed to carry out their research program.