Stanford Otolaryngology laboratory facilities are located on the Stanford medical campus and total some 12,000 sq. ft. of research space with our major laboratory in the Edwards building and additional facilities in Lokey Stem Cell, Grant, and CCSR buildings. Many of these laboratories will coalesce into the new Biomedical Innovations Building (BMI) in spring 2020.
Our laboratories are supported by the Otolaryngology Imaging Core (OIC), an advanced imaging center with fluorescence, 2-photon, and four confocal microscopes dedicated for routine and specialized imaging on fixed and live cells or tissue.
The core facilities are a shared collection of resources for all SICHL researchers to use. They provide access to state of the art equipment and protocols while serving as the nerds version of the water cooler, a place for collaborations to be generated. The core also provides opportunities for junior researchers to built their toolbox. As NIH limits core facility funding, philanthropic resources become more central to this mission.
Our animal hearing testing center consists of soundproof rooms with apparatus for basic and advanced auditory function measurements. Individual laboratories are equipped for molecular, biochemical, as well as cell biological and electrophysiology work at the cellular and whole animal level. The department’s imaging and animal hearing test facilities are support by an NIH P30 core grant.
Stanford-wide support facilities for mouse transgenic technology, electron microscopy, FACS, human embryonic stem cells resource, various small apparatus design and construction shops, etc are available on campus within close distance.