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Loaner Program

The Wolbachia Project has moved to Penn State! Please visit our new website at:

Free Loaner Equipment Program

High schools conducting Lab 2: DNA Extraction and Lab 3: Polymerase Chain Reaction can borrow the following equipment from Vanderbilt for the week that they will be running the labs:

We also offer vortexers, tabletop microcentrifuges, and Bio-Rad thermal cyclers for local pick-up. Please plan in advance to coordinate scheduling.

Our objective is to integrate this cutting edge technology into your classroom. We imagine that students versed in PCR will appreciate high standards and be well-ahead of the curve when looking for volunteer research opportunities in college or summer lab experiences. Hopefully these opportunities will have the effect of influencing some into a major or career in the life sciences.

Use the online form to request loaner equipment.

Controls and Primers

Insect controls (Wolbachia-infected and Wolbachia-uninfected) and PCR primers are available from the Bordenstein Lab. Please contact us to request these materials.