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About Us

The Budinger Lab welcomes your questions and comments. For general feedback and inquries, please contact us for more information via our office information below. See the Lab Members page to learn more about our team.


General Lab Information

Budinger Laboratory
303 E. Superior St.
Simpson Querrey 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: 312-503-0354
Fax: 312-503-0411

Email: Please contact Dr. Scott Budinger ( or Ziyan Lu (


Laboratory Resources

The Budinger Lab is located in the newly opened Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center, occupying ~22,000 square feet of space. Our laboratories are fully equipped with the state-of-the-art resources required for animal experiments and cell isolation and processing, including biosafety level 2 cabinets, temperature and CO2-controlled incubators, refrigerated centrifuges, -20C and -80C freezers, and several designated animal procedure rooms. A designated suite is maintained for work with radioactive isotopes.

A designated murine microsurgery suite is equipped with surgical microscopes, a Scireq FlexiVent ventilator for the measurement of lung mechanics in mice with FX 1 and FX 2 modules, three Harvard Apparatus Mini-Vent rodent ventilators for routine mechanical ventilation of mice, sophisticated mouse monitoring systems including a mouse pulse oximetry and electrocardiogram monitor, four rodent anesthesia systems, a Miltenyi Biotec gentleMACS Octo tissue dissociator for simultaneous mechanical disaggregation of up to eight samples, and a Miltenyi Biotec MultiMACS Cell24 instrument for simultaneous magnetic enrichment of up to 24 samples in a single run.

Two fluorescent colorimetric and fluorescent microplate readers, a Bio-Rad iQ5 real-time PCR detection system, and a Luminex 200 system for multiplexed bead array analysis are available as shared resources. Other shared facilities include two rooms for animal surgery (one equipped with a surgical microscope), four cell culture rooms, two dark rooms for microscopy, and a radioactivity room. Space is allocated for autoclaving, immunoblot development, and walk-in cold room storage (two rooms). A technician oversees the shared facilities and coordinates with the Research Safety office to ensure that all laboratories comply with Northwestern University safety policies.