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Biology is a hands on science, and biology students are usually required to spend some time in the laboratory. The type of activities a student will perform vary depending on the exact field they are in. Plant geneticist, for example, sometimes spend time out in fields gathering plants, while molecular biologists may use complex equipment such as DNA sequencing machines. Even so, there are some basic techniques that all beginning lab students should understand.
In addition to general laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, hoods, DNA and protein gel equipment, and light microscopes, the department houses several fluorescence microscopes (including a confocal fluorescence microscope), PCR machines, and a tissue culture facility.