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Stable Isotope Facility

Berry Center RM 214

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6373

Email: uwyosif@uwyo.edu

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Stable Isotope Facility

University of Wyoming

 

Statement about COVID-19 and SIF operations

The SIF is taking precautions for COVID-19 by following University of Wyoming, state and federal guidance to ensure the safety of our technical staff.

Sample drop off procedures on the UW campus:

Researchers must call 307-766-6373 to schedule a time and confirm the procedure for safe delivery of samples to the lab.

Sending samples through mail:

The procedure for shipping samples to the University of Wyoming Stable Isotope Facility using on-campus and external mail services (FedEx, UPS, USPS, etc) has not changed. Please follow the links on this web page for procedures.

Working in the lab:

Currently only SIF technical staff are allowed in the lab. All staff who can are working remotely to allow them to balance work, family and childcare responsibilities. Staff that are in the lab are taking the following social distancing and sanitizing measures:

  1. Hand washing when entering or exiting the lab

  2. Sanitizing keyboards, doorknobs, utensils, etc. after each use

  3. Work stations are set up so that they are all 6 feet apart, and as much as possible only one staff member is present in a lab room at a time.

  4. When possible, staff are working in shifts so that the fewest number of individuals are in the lab at one time.

  5. All staff should review information in the following web link from the University of Wyoming for addressing COVID-19 response and work-related activities http://www.uwyo.edu/shser/corona-virus.html#staff-resources

Welcome!

    

The UW Stable Isotope Facility is a core research lab at the University of Wyoming. The UW SIF provides quality isotopic analyses for the research community at UW and researchers world-wide. UW SIF offers a hands-on teaching and research facility for UW students, postdocs and faculty. We are engaged in development of novel analytical techniques for research in biological and earth system sciences. Our mission is to provide quality data with the utmost integrity. Interpretation of this data is left up to the user.

Patrick using extraction lineDori loading autosamplerChandelle looking at test tubes

The Stable Isotope Facility is located in the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center, in a laboratory designed specifically for an isotope facility.  The facility is equipped with one Finnigan Delta+XP and a 3 Delta V continuous flow inlet Stable Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometers (IRMS).  All instruments are configured for the analysis of H, C, N, S, and O. These mass spectrometers are connected to eight different peripheral devices, helping to meet the growing demands of researchers and students on campus. A laser based Liquid Water Isotope Analyser from Picarro is used for isotopic  measurements of H and O of waters.  The laboratory provides many sample prep devices including vacuum extraction lines, micro balances, ovens, centrifuge, freeze dryer, and grinders for users on campus.  The facility also houses a GC-C isotope ratio mass spectrometer(Delta V) for exploring compound specific work.  This instrumentation is available to qualified University of Wyoming researchers.  UWSIF DOES NOT perform compound specific analyses. 

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To submit samples please follow the directions on the Sample Submission page.

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Stable Isotope Facility

Berry Center RM 214

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6373

Email: uwyosif@uwyo.edu

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1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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