The Tissue Regeneration Lab’s primary research space is approximately 1800 square feet of laboratory space housed in the Riverbend Research Lab South. The space is outfit with a chemical fume hood, lab benches and cabinetry, student desk cubicles, chairs, sinks, chemical storage cabinets, compressed air, vacuum lines, and distilled water access. The lab space is equipped with the following:

Cell Culture and Analysis

  • 6’ laminar flow biological safety cabinet
  • Two incubators equipped with CO2 supply and automatic sterilization/decontamination cycles
  • Centrifuges
  • Cryogenic storage vessel
  • Refrigerators and -20°C and -80°C freezers
  • EVOS FL Inverted Microscope and Color Imaging System with 4×, 10×, 20×, and 40× objectives, and light cubes (DAPI, GFP, Texas Red) for fluorescence and transmitted light applications
  • Biotek absorbance-based microplate reader
  • Qubit 3.0 Fluorometer,
  • Techne Prime thermal cycler
  • Electrophoresis equipment
  • Axion Biosystems Maestro Z Impedance-based Assay System
  • Cytation 1 Multimode Imaging Reader

Biomaterials Processing

  • 3D printer
  • Protocycler filament extruder
  • Benchtop tissue scribe printer
  • Contact angle goniometer
  • Vacuum dessicators for polymer storage
  • Mill grinder
  • Syringe pump
  • Stereomicroscope
  • Overhead stirrer with paddles and platform

General Equipment

  • Portable pipet aids
  • Micropipettors (single and multichannel)
  • Rotating waterbath
  • Ultrasonic water bath
  • Microwave
  • Drying oven
  • pH meter
  • Stirring hotplates
  • Vortex mixer
  • Top-loading and analytical balances
  • Orbital shaker
  • Platform rocker
  • Masterflex peristaltic pump
  • Multimeter and voltage source


  • Two printers
  • Two Dell laptop computers
  • Two networked Dell PC computer workstations
  • Software including: Office suite of programs, EndNote Reference Manager, Image J and Cell Profiler image analysis software, GraphPad Prism statistical analysis software, and other licensed software programs (i.e., AutoCAD and MATLAB, JMP)

Other shared and available equipment within neighboring laboratories that is available for use includes: a multi-mode microplate reader with colorimetric, fluorescence, and luminescence capabilities for biochemical detection assays and ELISAs, thermal cyclers, spectrophotometer, confocal microscope, Millipore deionized water filtration system, and an autoclave. As a member of UGA’s Regenerative Bioscience Center (RBC), Dr. Gomillion’s Lab has access to various RBC labs housed within the Rhodes Center for Animal and Dairy Science on the UGA campus, including additional cell and tissue culture facilities, histology processing equipment, and molecular biology equipment, a real-time PCR machine for gene expression analysis.

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