The BioWorkshop is hosted by the Fischell Department of Bioengineering in the University of Maryland's A. James Clark Hall. The core facility offers access to an array of cutting-edge scientific instruments from biological imaging and cellular and biochemical analysis, to biomaterials characterization, and histology.

Bioimaging instruments include a FLIM&FCS-capable laser scanning confocal microscope (LSCM), a fully-automated wide-field fluorescence microscope, an atomic force microscope for biological sample (BioAFM), a benchtop scanning & transmission electron microscope (SEM&TEM) and a microCT for fixed and live imaging.

Cellular and Biochemical Analysis tools provide an imaging flow cytometer, a flow cytometer analyzer, a Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC), one UHPLC, one qPCR, one lyophilizer, a multi-mode plate reader with incubation system, and Biacore surface plasmon resonance scanner (SPR).

Biomaterial Characterization tools include FT-IR, rheometer, dynamic mechanical analyzer, particle sizer and zeta-potential analyzer (DLS), and circular dichroism spectrometer.

Additionally, a complete histology suite including cryostat is also available. Trained users have access to the instruments 24/7.


Christian Pick, Ph.D.
Director of the BioWorkshop
Assistant Research Scientist
(301) 405-1180
A. James Clark Hall, Room 4225