We have a large lab (1,079 sq feet) composed of wet lab space (783 sq feet), tissue culture space (170 sq feet), and behavioral lab space (126 sq feet). We have bench space for 20 scholars. As part of the engagement piece of our lab, we have a Cabinet of Curiosities of food and medicinal plants and other food and health items. The Food and Health Lab at Montana State University also has a small library collection of reference books for use by lab personnel and visitors.

Wet Lab and Tissue Culture Equipment

  • Flourometer and spectrophotometer plate reader
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) instrument with absorbance detector
  • PCR thermalcycler (2)
  • Cell culture fume hood
  • Rotary evaporator
  • Lyophilizer
  • Refrigerated micro-centrifuge (2)
  • Sonicator (2)
  • Vortex (2)
  • Pulverizer (3 large and 2 micro)
  • Weighing scales (5)
  • Light box
  • Hot plate stirrer (2)
  • Hot water bath
  • - 80 C Freezer
  • Explosion proof freezer
  • Fridge / freezer unit
  • Computer (2)
  • Printer
  • Other: Pipette sets (6), repeat and multichannel pipettes, soil moisture reader (2), plant press (4), transect tape (4), telescopic measuring pole, camera (2)

Behavioral Nutrition Lab Equipment

  • Sensory booth (3)
  • IPads (4)
  • Stadiometer
  • Camera (2) and video camera
  • GPS (2)
  • Weighing scales (2 food and 4 industrial)
  • Computer (2)
  • Printer
  • Cooler (3)
  • Digital audio and video recorders (2)
  • Food preparation and storage equipment

Software

  • SPSS
  • SAS
  • JMP
  • Synergy
  • NVivo
  • Anthropac
  • Bioscience Plate Reading Software
  • Food Processor
  • Nutrionist Pro
  • Parallels

Cabinet of Curiosities

  • Food and medicinal plants
  • Tea processing display
  • Food environment field samples

Library

  • Nutrition books
  • Food science books
  • Sensory evaluation books
  • Phytochemistry books
  • Ethnobotany books
  • Grant writing books
  • Other