Staff Tools

Lab and University Operations

OU Online BioSafety Course – for all Mitton Lab Staff and Students
OU Lab Safety Webpage
OU University Work/Service Request
Webmail Oakland University
OU Police HelpDesk Login
Illiad Publication Access – OU Library
ERI Ordering Form
ERI Praxair Ordering Form
Time available form for Mitton Lab’s students

Research Community Resources from the Mitton Lab

RNA Polymerase-II Maps Around Gene Promoters in Maturing Rod-Photoreceptors:
Click Here to Load Data in Genome Browser at UCSC
Click Here to Load Date in the NEI EYEbrowse version of the Genome Browser

 Favorite and Useful Eye and Retina Information

Retinal Ganglion Cell: single cell gene expression database from Neurodegeneration Lab UCONN Health
The Retina Reference website- by Dr. David Browning, MD PhD
Molecular Vision website – the Journal
Retinal Information Network – RetNet
Timing of Mouse Retinal Development – Kenneth Mitton, PhD FARVO

 Dr Mitton Recommended Guides to Methods in Biochemistry
GIBCO Cell Culture Basics Videos
Changing HREC media in Pediatric Retinal Research Lab.

Chromatography & Ion Exchange Chapter in “Proteomics” – by: Laura Grell and Alexander Butarbutar

Research Societies
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
Sigma Xi – The Scientific Research Society
International Society for Eye Research (ISER)

Useful Bioinformatics and Computational Tools
VassarStats: Statistical Computation Web Site
Exome Suite Software Package
National Human Genome Research Institute
Genome Browser at UCSC
GeneVenn ( For making Venn-diagrams)
Biology of the Laboratory Mouse by JAX Labs
Methprimer Server Primer Design
Biocalculators @ Promega
BioInforx Free Tools
Fluorescence Filter Information
Protein Linker Design Database at vrije Universiteit amsterdam  (free for occasional fitting)

Better Curve Fitting : R-project and drc package

Consult with Dr Mitton for installation of R environment and how to use the drc package for dose response curve fitting. (Free Bibliography, PDF manager. Works w WORD & OfficeLibre)

Research Suppliers
DNA 2.0 Gene Synthesis
Primer3- primer design site
Iowa State Sequencing
IDT-DNA Primer Ordering
NEMC-TUSM Transgenic Core Facility
University of Michigan Transgenic Animal Core
American Type Culture Collection (for cell sources)
Amersham GE-HealthSciences
LIFE Technologies (ABI, Invitrogen, Ambion, MolProbes)
Fisher / ThermoFisher
InVIVOgen (for Zeocin)
NEB (Restriction Enzymes)
Perkin Elmer
MPBio (Q-biogen, ICN)
Sigma Aldrich


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