The Insect Electrophysiology Laboratory has 5 mostly equivalent stations for student use. The whole laboratory is available to students not just during class hours, but also 24 hours a day. Reservation of a specific station to work outside of class is suggested but not required.

Currently, the laboratory has the following equipment (this list is not yet complete):

Bought specifically for the NROS 415 laboratory:

  • A-M Systems Differential AC Amplifier, Model 1700 (5 units)
  • Windows PC laptops running Windows 7 (5 units)
  • Picoscope 3425 (5 units)
  • Fiber-Lite High Intensity Illuminator Series 180 (3)
  • Video Converter Adaptor (allows display of composite video on a computer screen)
  • Vizio 42" LCD TV

On loan from Neuroscience laboratories:

  • Silver electrode wire, 0.003" and 0.008" diameter (Higgins lab)
  • Glass micropipettes with filament (Higgins lab)
  • BNC cables (many) (Higgins lab, Levine lab)
  • A-M Systems Isolated Pulse Stimulator, Model 2100 (Levine lab)
  • Nikon SMZ800 Microscope (??? lab)
  • CCD-IRIS Color Video Camera, Sony, 1 unit, adapted to the Nikon SMZ800 (Higgins lab)
  • Wild Heerbrugg Microscope (Levine lab)
  • Wild M3Z Microscope (Levine Lab)
  • aus JENA microscope (??? lab)
  • Olympus Microscope (Higgins lab)
  • Nikon Microscope (?? lab)
  • Pipete Puller Pul-1, Wolrd Precision Instruments (Oland lab)
  • Flaming-Brown Micropipette Puller, Model P 80/PC (Levine lab)
  • Vertical Pipette Puller Model 700C, David Kopf Instruments (Oland lab)
  • Fiber optic illuminators (2) (Levine lab, Oland lab)
  • 2 VGA monitors (Department of Neuroscience)

We would like to thank our sponsors:

Funding from the Mathworks made this lab possible!
Special thanks to Professor Rick Levine and Professor Lynne Oland for the loan of equipment that made this lab complete.

Lab Location

The Lab is located in the Gould Simpson building, Room 404, on the University of Arizona campus.

To contact us, please email: