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MOLB Location

Chemistry & Biochemistry Building
MOLB Location

MOLB Research Laboratory Bench

Workspace
MOLB Research Laboratory Bench

MOLB Research Lab

Laboratory Location
MOLB Research Lab

ABI Prism 7700

Equipment in the MOLB Lab
ABI Prism 7700

ABI 3130xL Genetic Analyzer

Looking inside the equipment in the MOLB Lab
ABI 3130xL Genetic Analyzer

ABI 3130xL Genetic Analyzer

Equipment in the MOLB Lab
ABI 3130xL Genetic Analyzer

Computer Lab White Board

White board with equation at the front of the computer lab
Computer Lab White Board

DNA Models

Large plastic models of DNA strands
DNA Models

Computer Lab

Student workspace
Computer Lab

Molecular Biology Program Bioinformatics and Educational Resources

Southwest Biotechnology and Informatics Center

SWBIC Staff, Dr. Charles Shuster, Director

This site provides Molecular Biology Graduate Program Bioinformatics and Educational resources for researchers and educators.  The great majority of these resources were developed by the Southwest Biotechnology and Informatics Center (SWBIC).  Some sections of the SWBIC web site, however, were no longer being maintained and it was decided to move and maintain the remaining resources at this new web site.

The creation of this web site was funded in part by the Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) grant.  The goals of the MARC program are "to increase the number and capabilities of scientists from underrepresented minority groups who are engaged in biomedical research and to strengthen science curricula and student research opportunities at institutions with substantial minority enrollments in order to prepare minority students for research careers."  The resources contained in the MOLB resources web site are intended to support the MARC program, particularly in education in the field of Bioinformatics.

The Bioinformatics Tools are actively maintained and run on the MOLB core computer laboratory's 32-node Beowulf cluster.  The various educational resources include tutorials, exercises, downloadable PowerPoint presentations, interactive games, and more.  The interactive games are now being hosted by the Genetic Testing Laboratories (GTL), Inc., as part of the GTL DNA & Molecular Biology Outreach Program.  GTL is is a public/private company partially owned by New Mexico State University.

(SWBIC was funded by Grant Number DAAH04-96-1-0415 from the US Army Research Office.)

(The MARC Program is funded by Award Number GM07667-28 from the National Institutues of Health.)

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MOLB Contact Information

Physical Address
Molecular Biology Program
Chemistry & Biochemistry Bldg.
Room 362
New Mexico State University
1175 N Horseshoe St
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

Mailing Address:
Molecular Biology Program
New Mexico State University
MSC 3MLS P O Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001