UW-Stout's Biotechnology Lab is a well-equipped, state-of-the-art teaching facility. Courses held in the lab include Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics, Proteomics, and Aquatic Ecology and Management. Within the Biotechnology Lab, students, staff, and faculty conduct real-world, hands-on research projects in cellular and molecular biology. For example, Genetics students use genetic engineering tools to clone zebrafish genes for creating transgenic zebrafish to study human diseases.
Some of the instruments available in the lab are micropipettes, vortexers, centrifuges, water bath, PCR machines, real-time quantitative PCR instrument, NanoDrop spectrophotometers, gel electrophoresis equipment, Gel Doc, western blot imaging system, inverted microscope, biological safety cabinet, and CO2-controlled tissue culture incubators. Visiting students from local middle schools and high schools have also gained valuable experience using scientific laboratory tools and techniques. The lab is open for use outside of scheduled class hours to those with current training.