Facilities

Basic Science Laboratory
GIDRUOur Laboratory is located within the Queen's University Gastrointestinal Diseases Research Unit (GIDRU). This building, completed in 2006, is a state-of-the-art research facility housing clinician scientists and PhD researchers with varied and complementary expertise in gastrointestinal and basic immunology research. The GIDRU building is within our tertiary care center (Kingston General Hospital) which has an endoscopy facility to allow easy access to patient biopsy material for studies.

Our core laboratory is housed in 750 square feet of space, with additional space for shared tissue culture, imaging, centrifugation, microbiology, freezer storage space and autoclave areas. Our laboratory is fully equipped for basic molecular biology, protein chemistry, tissue culture and fluorescence microscopy/imaging. Funding was provided by a Canadian Foundation for Innovation New Opportunities Infrastructure Support Grant entitled: "Gastrointestinal Epithelial Response to Allergy." We also have access to a Beckman Coulter Cell Lab Quanta SC flow cytometer.