The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

What training is required?

It depends on what you want to do. We offer training on equipment use and sample preparation. Various University safety courses are also recommended or required.

Equipment use and sample preparation

We provide training on an individual basis. Training is usually divided into several 1-2 hour sessions each encompassing specimen preparation and basic equipment use.

Required safety training

If uranyl acetate is used in your protocol, you need to complete the Penn State radionucleotide safety training and exam.

Recommended safety training

All persons working in a laboratory should attend the chemical safety training seminar, a free course given by Environmental Health and Safety at Penn State.