The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy imaging facilities include automated wide-field Fluorescence Microscope for multi-color image acquisition, Stereology system equipped with Neurolucida neuron tracing software, Laser Microdissection system for isolating specific cells from tissue samples, automated four-quadrant spectrophotometer Plate Reader for protein interaction assays and high end Spectral Confocal microscope with visible and ultra-violet illumination capabilities and corresponding software allowing for virtually artifact-free multi-color fluorescence image acquisition and analysis. For additional information, contact Dr. Vladimir Zhukarev at Vladimir.Zhukarev@DrexelMed.edu. Within the laboratories of individual faculty, facilities are available for neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, small-animal behavioral testing and molecular and cell biology.
The Queen Lane Library on the main floor of the Drexel University College of Medicine Campus (2900 W. Queen Lane) houses books, journals and other materials to support the research needs of the basic sciences departments as well as the educational needs of students in the first two years of medical school. The collection focuses on the basic sciences, including research literature in biochemistry, microbiology/immunology, neuroscience, physiology, molecular biology and cell biology. As part of the Drexel University Library system, students and researchers have access to over 200,000 electronic volumes and 400,000 print volumes.
Drexel University College of Medicine has developed a reputation for excellence in medical education and research. Together, the Departments of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Pharmacology and Physiology, Neurology and Neurosurgery form an interdisciplinary core of scientists involved in neuroscience research.