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W.M. Keck NanoEngineering Laboratory

Keck lab

Formerly the Biomaterials Laboratory, which was established in the College of Engineering under the direction of Dr. Knowlton and Dr. Oxford (BSU-Biology), it is now the W.M. Keck NanoEngineering Laboratory. The lab has undergone significant enhancements towards DNA nanotechnology. These efforts are being led by Dr. Hughes and Dr. Graugnard and the Nanoscale Materials & Device Group. In the Summer of 2012 the lab moved into a new state-of-the-art facility in ERB 2108-2110.


  • Biological Safety Cabinet: Nuaire NU-425-00 Type A2
  • CO2 Incubator: Nuaire Model NU-5500 DH Autoflow air-jacketed
  • Frigidaire/Electrolux Model FRT21S6AW8 Refrigerator
  • Frigidaire Model FFU2124DW Freezer
  • Eppendorf Mastercycler – compact thermal cycler (4 to 99oC)
  • Eppendorf Biophotometer Plus – compact UV/Vis photometer
  • Nikon Diaphot TMD Fluorescent microscope
  • Nikon SMZ-U optical microscope
  • Hitachi Gene Spec III – compact UV absorbance spectrometer
  • Perkin Elmer Gene Amp PCR System 2400
  • Approximately 21 micro-pipettes (Eppendorf, Fisher, Rainin)
  • EXFO X-Cite Fluorescence Illumination Series 120 Q
  • Eppendorf Micro-centrifuge 5430R
  • Eppendorf High Speed 24-PL Rotor 5430
  • Eppendorf centrifuge 5403 with temperature control
  • Eppendorf 12-channel micropipettes
  • Consort Electrophoresis power supply EV265
  • Hoefer Macro Vue UV-Vis 20 Double Vision Transilluminator
  • Hoefer Mini-vertical gel electrophoresis unit SE 260
  • Hoefer Mini Submarine Electrophoresis Unit
  • Hoefer Mighty Small Dual Gel Caster
  • Hoefer Dual Gel Caster SE 245

Students and Staff

Graduate Students

Undergraduate Students




  • W.M. Keck Foundation
  • NSF NIH Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN) for Idaho Award – ended 7/2004
  • NIH/NIAMS 1RO1-AR047985 – PI: Julia Thom Oxford
  • NSF (B. Yurke)
  • College of Engineering – Laboratory space and facilities support
  • Department of Materials Science and Engineering – Facilities support
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering – Facilities support