WHAT DO WE HAVE?
Dr. Martínez-Colón's laboratory is located in room 321, FSHSRC building and is fully equipped to perform foraminiferal, microplastic, and heavy metal research.
Some gadgets that we have:
binocular microscopes (4)
trinocular microscope with video camera (1)
metal sieves for dry/wet sieving
microsensors for foraminiferal culture work
plastic sieves for heavy metal dry sieving
plastic and teflon foraminiferal culture devices
environmental chambers for foraminiferal culture work
sea water filtration system
push coring equipment
field porewater extraction instruments
microplastic gravity separator
foraminiferal taxonomy books
Dr. Martínez-Colón's laboratory collaborates and shares equipment with Dr. Ashvini Chauhan's Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory for microbiome work (e.g., gene sequencer, etc.) and the School of the Environment's Core Research Laboratory for heavy metal analysis instrumentation (e.g., ICP-OES, Hg-analyzer, etc.).