Core Facilities

The PI has established the Tissue Biomechanics Laboratory (rooms BE221 and BE223, ~2000 square ft.) on the second floor of the Bioengineering Building at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). The laboratory has facilities for joint dissection, tissue/cell culture, biomechanical and bio-transport testing, micro-CT imaging, and computer simulation.

Major Equipment
The laboratory is fully equipped for joint dissection, specimen preparation, tissue/cell culture, biomechanical testing, bio-transport testing, joint kinematics, micro-CT imaging analysis, and finite element analysis.  The major pieces of equipment in the laboratory include:

The Clemson-MUSC Bioengineering Program at MUSC
A machine shop is fully available for students and faculty in the Clemson-MUSC Bioengineering Program.

The Department of Craniofacial Biology at MUSC
As a joint appointed faculty member of the Department of Craniofacial Biology, the PI has full access to the core laboratories of the Center for Oral Health Research located at the first floor of the same building.  These facilities include tissue preparation and histological equipment for embedding, mounting and microtome sectioning, molecular biology downstream processing equipment, flow cytometry instrumentation, and jaw tracking and joint vibration analysis system.

The Department of Bioengineering at Clemson
As a primary faculty member in the Department of Bioengineering at Clemson, the PI has unlimited access to all core laboratory facilities in the Department of Bioengineering in the Rhodes Engineering Research Center and in the new translational research facility in Greenville.  These facilities include biomechanical testing, joint kinematics, bio-mass transport, biomedical imaging, biomedical instrumentation, and high-performance computing.

For detailed information regarding training instrument access, or other concerns, please contact

Thomas Gallien