Faculty funding for research is about $2.7M. The Department is well equipped for modern biochemical and molecular biology research. Instrumentation includes general laboratory instruments such as ultracentrifuges, centrifuges, UV-vis and CD spectrophotometers, high pressure liquid chromatography instruments, DNA sequencer, and a molecular graphics workstation. The Department is also well equipped with tissue culture facilities. There is a strong collegiate spirit in the College and interactions between faculty, students and other basic scientists are excellent.