About the Cooperative Oxford Laboratory Facilities
The laboratory has 17,000 square feet of laboratory and office space, including wet labs with flowing estuarine water, and quarantine lab facilities. side view of building
histology lab Full histology capabilities are available for invertebrate and vertebrate tissues, including paraffin, plastic, and frozen processing. Routine hematoxylin and eosin, special tinctorial stains, and immunostains are supported. Two ASCP certified (1 HTL, 1 HT) biologists are on DNR staff.
Wet laboratory facilities use flow through water from the adjacent Tred Avon River. There is also a small quarantine laboratory for holding exotic species under study.
Library The library is part of the National Ocean Service's Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Health Research Laboratory. It is a highly specialized library established to help laboratory biologists in their research on diseases of shellfish and fish. To learn more, click here.
The Fish and Wildlife Health Program Necropsy Laboratory is equipped for anatomical, pathological and forensic investigations of fish, marine mammals, sea turtles, and other wildlife. A wide variety of samples (e.g. histology, microbiology, genetics, parasites) can be collected, preserved, and stored. Necropsy lab
The Oxford Laboratory has several wet lab facilities on site allowing scientist to work with fresh water, estuarine, or marine organisms under controlled conditions.