Thrombosis Research occupies laboratory and office space in the Alkek Building, Fondren Building, Brown Building and at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center. All are located at the Texas Medical Center.
The Platelet Shear and Flow Cytometry Laboratory is located on the thirteenth floor of the Alkek Research Building. This is a state-of-the-art facility for the evaluation of the effects of shear force on cell adhesion and physiology. This facility has a parallel plate flow chamber with real-time video-microscopy and a hi speed (3,600 frames/minute) digital camera, a Nikon Eclipse TE300 inverted stage fluorescence microsope (with filters for FITC, PE, pH, fura-2), a Nikon E800 upright microscope, a HAAKE RheoStress I (RSI) Rheometer (viscometer) and a BioRad Fluorometer.
The Fondren Vascular Biology and Thrombosis Core Laboratory is located on the seventh floor of the Fondren Building in The Methodist Hospital. It is part of the Athero-Thrombosis Laboratory dedicated to clinical/translational research in the area of occlusive vascular disease. The Thrombosis Core Laboratory has an ABI Prism 7700 Sequence Detector (real-time PCR), Dade-Behring BCS Coagulation Analyzer, a Beckman-Coulter EPICS XL-MCL flow cytometer, a HAAKE RheoStress I (RSI) Rheometer (viscometer), 2 BIO-DATA 4-channel platelet PAP-4D aggregometers, a Coulter Z2 Particle Counter, a Dade-Behring PFA-100, and an MJ Research PTC-100 PCR machine.