Facilities

Image of location of Latz Laboratory

We are located at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, nationally ranked #1 in marine science by the National Academy of Sciences, at the University of California San Diego, ranked one of the top public research universities in the country. We are affiliated with the Marine Biology Research Division. Our facilities include:

  • Photon-counting photometry for low-light measurements with computerized data acquisition
  • Low-light analog and digital video camera systems with computer-based image processing
  • Commercial luminometers for measurements of chemi- and bioluminescence
  • Laboratory flow fields – 1 m long pipe flow apparatus, micro-pipe flow, nozzle flow, turbulent jet flow, Couette flow, all with computer-controlled pump systems
  • Inverted epifluorescence microscope and stereo microscope with digital photography and video capability
  • A NIST-referenced calibration facility for radiometric calibration of detectors
  • Gel electrophoresis apparatus
  • Complete facilities for culturing marine phytoplankton
  • Use of nearby Experimental Aquarium for maintenance of marine animals
  • Access to seawater and plankton collecting via the Scripps pier